Heritability of DUI Convictions: A Twin Study of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

  title={Heritability of DUI Convictions: A Twin Study of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol},
  author={Emmanuel A. Anum and Judy L. Silberg and Sheldon M. Retchin},
  journal={Twin Research and Human Genetics},
  pages={10 - 15}
Background: The study was undertaken to assess the relative contributions of genetic and environmental influences on drunk-driving. Methods: Driving records of a cohort of male and female twins (N = 17,360) from the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry were examined. Structural equation models were used to estimate the magnitude of genetic and environmental effects on male and female phenotypes, and test for gender differences. Results: There were significant gender and age effects. Compared with females… 

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