Heritability of stature in a West African population.

  title={Heritability of stature in a West African population.},
  author={Derek Roberts and W Z Billewicz and Ian A. McGregor},
  journal={Annals of human genetics},
  volume={42 1},
Heritability of stature in a West African population is calculated from longitudinal data collected over 26 years. Statistical and analytical difficulties encountered in the study include those due to variation in stature with age, sex, recording and measuring, variation in number of offspring, variation in number of spouses, and heterogeneity of within-sibship variances. The structure of the population allows a half-sib analysis which is particularly useful in interpretation of the… CONTINUE READING

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