Axel Skytthe

MSc, Biology and Computer Science, PhD

  • J.B. Winsløws Vej 9 B, st. tv.

    5000 Odense C


1986 …2020
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Research areas

Medical demography, genetic-epidemiology, twin studies, and aging.

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Research Output 1986 2019

Increased concordance of severe respiratory syncytial virus infection in identical twins

Thomsen, S. F., Stensballe, L. G., Skytthe, A., Kyvik, K. O., Backer, V. & Bisgaard, H., 1 Mar 2008, In : Pediatrics. 121, 3, p. 493-496 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Monozygotic Twins
Dizygotic Twins
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Information Storage and Retrieval

A Cohort Comparison of Lifespan After Age 100 in Denmark and Sweden: Are Only the Oldest Getting Older?

Medford, A., Christensen, K., Skytthe, A. & Vaupel, J. W., Apr 2019, In : Demography. 56, 2, p. 665-677

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Maternal Age

Cancer Incidence and Mortality in 260,000 Nordic Twins With 30,000 Prospective Cancers

Skytthe, A., Harris, J. R., Czene, K., Mucci, L., Adami, H-O., Christensen, K., Hjelmborg, J., Holm, N. V., Nilsen, T. S., Kaprio, J. & Pukkala, E., Apr 2019, In : Twin Research and Human Genetics. 22, 2, p. 99-107

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Confidence Intervals

The healthy donor effect impacts self-reported physical and mental health : results from the Danish Blood Donor Study (DBDS)

Rigas, A. S., Skytthe, A., Erikstrup, C., Rostgaard, K., Petersen, M. S., Hjalgrim, H., Ullum, H., Kyvik, K. O. & Pedersen, O. B., 2019, In : Transfusion Medicine. 29, Suppl. 1, p. 65-69

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Mental Health
Linear Models
Age Groups

Activities 1999 2014

15th Congress of the International Society for Twin Studies

Axel Skytthe (Participant)
16 Nov 201419 Nov 2014

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

EHLEIS: Health Inequalities in Europe

Axel Skytthe (Participant)
1 Jun 20143 Jun 2014

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

European Congress of Epidemiology

Axel Skytthe (Participant)
11 Aug 201314 Aug 2013

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Surviving to Extreme Ages - How to make it to 105

Axel Skytthe (Lecturer)
12 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

9th Supercentenarian Workshop

Axel Skytthe (Speaker)
11 May 201212 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Projects 2000 2020

NorTwinCan - Nordisk Tvillingstudie af Cancer

Adami, H., Czene, K., Harris, J. R., Hjelmborg, J. V. B., Kaprio, J., Skytthe, A. & Mucci, L. A.


Project: Research

Press / Media

Boje Mortensen er formlen på et langt liv

Axel Skytthe


3 items of media coverage

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Axel Skytthe


2 items of media coverage

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