Using distance correlation and SS-ANOVA to assess associations of familial relationships , lifestyle factors , diseases , and mortality

  • Jing Konga, Barbara E. K. Kleinb, Ronald Kleinb, Kristine E. Leeb, Grace Wahbaa
  • Published 2012


We present a method for examining mortality as it is seen to run in families, and lifestyle factors that are also seen to run in families, in a subpopulation of the Beaver Dam Eye Study. We observe that pairwise distance between death age in related persons is on average less than pairwise distance in death age between random pairs of unrelated persons. Our… (More)

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