Genetic heritability in this triracial population is 0.41 for systolic pressure in children, 0.14 for systolic pressure in adults, and 0.34 for diastolic pressure in both generations. Cultural inheritance is much smaller, and there is no evidence of maternal effects or major loci.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-418
Number of pages4
JournalHuman genetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1980


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