Sex and age effects on the inheritance of alcohol problems: a twin study.

@article{McGue1992SexAA,
  title={Sex and age effects on the inheritance of alcohol problems: a twin study.},
  author={Matt McGue and Roy W. Pickens and Dace S Svikis},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={3-17}
}
Male monozygotic cotwins of probands with Alcohol Abuse-Dependence (n = 85) were more likely than male same-sex dizygotic cotwins (n = 96) to report alcohol, drug, and conduct disorder problems. For women, rates of problem behavior did not differ between monozygotic (n = 44) and same-sex dizygotic (n = 43) cotwins. Opposite-sex dizygotic twin data (n = 88) revealed significant cross-sex transmission; alcohol problems were greatest among male cotwins of female probands. For men, proportion of… CONTINUE READING

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