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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.313b (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:313
  1. Kirsten Ohm Kyvik,
  2. Anders Green,
  3. Henning Beck-Nielsen
  1. Research assistant lecturer Research lecturer Genetic Epidemiology Research Unit, Institute of Community Health, Odense University, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark
  2. Professor Department of Endocrinology (M), Clinical Research Institute, Odense University Hospital, Odense

    EDITOR,—We did not do a separate analysis of concordance in twin pairs of the opposite and the same sex because we had no prior reasons to do so. In our twin series the mean age at onset of diabetes mellitus is 14.3 years for females and 19.4 years for males (P=0.144) …

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