FHS-Net Social Networks

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000153 Longitudinal

Study Description

Note: Data Use Restrictions:

  • The data must only be used for genetic research projects solely in the area of health-related social-network research.

This study compiles detailed information on family and social ties linked to participants in the offspring cohort of the Framingham Heart Study. The investigators took computerized information from self-report data used by the FHS for over 30 years to facilitate health exam scheduling. These tracking sheets asked participants to identify people close to them, which were assumed by the investigators to indicate a social tie. Individuals are listed as "egos" (if the ties are from their perspective) and/or "alters" (if they are linked as a friend or family members to one of the other participants). All egos were FHS offspring participants while alters could be FHS participants in any cohort or non-participants. This information was combined with internal FHS pedigree data on family ties to list family member alters (as well as the nature of their ... (Show More)

Archive Link Archive Accession
dbGaP phs000153

Who archives the data?

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