Familial resemblance for resting blood pressure with particular reference to racial differences: preliminary analyses from the HERITAGE Family Study.

@article{Gu1998FamilialRF,
  title={Familial resemblance for resting blood pressure with particular reference to racial differences: preliminary analyses from the HERITAGE Family Study.},
  author={Chi Charles Gu and Ingrid B. Borecki and Jacques Gagnon and Claude Bouchard and Arthur S. Leon and James S. Skinner and Jack H. Wilmore and D. Chandrasekhra Rao},
  journal={Human biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={77-90}
}
Resting blood pressure in both white and black families participating in the HERITAGE Family Study was analyzed using a simple familial correlation model to assess familial influences. The two samples of black and white families were analyzed separately and together, providing an opportunity to test for heterogeneity in the familial resemblance. Maximal heritability was 46% for systolic blood pressure (SBP) and 31% for diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in the pooled sample. Noticeably higher… CONTINUE READING