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Path Analysis of Familial Resemblance in Blood Pressure in Middle Dalmatia, Croatia

Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana
Path Analysis of Familial Resemblance in Blood Pressure in Middle Dalmatia, Croatia // Collegium antropologicum, 27 (2003), 1; 229-237 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Path Analysis of Familial Resemblance in Blood Pressure in Middle Dalmatia, Croatia

Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana

Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 27 (2003), 1; 229-237

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Path analysis; blood pressure; morphology; family data; heritability; Croatia

The familial resemblance in blood pressure in Middle Dalmatia, Croatia has been analyzed using the Path-analytic approach. The sample consisted of 1126 examinees (526 males and 600 females, aged 17 to 87), inhabitants of the Middle Dalmatia's islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula. The Path analysis was performed with the assumption that each family member (father, mother, offspring 1 and 2) has a latent variable (C) that influences both the blood pressure values (P) and the morphological dimensions significantly correlated with blood pressure (Q). According to the estimates revealed from the most parsimonious models, the diastolic blood pressure has a more pronounced genetic component (h2 = 30-32%) than the systolic blood pressure (h2 = 15%). In contrast to the low intergenerational influences, the members of the same generation showed pronounced effects of shared environment. Common (non-transmitted) offsprings’ environment (B) explains 44% of variance of the individual offspring’ s environment (C) in systolic and 33-35% in diastolic blood pressure. The correlation of father’ s and mother’ s environment (u2) was high in the case of diastolic blood pressure (33-44%) but for the systolic blood pressure it was not significantly different from zero. According to the presented results in insular/peninsular population of Middle Dalmatia, family resemblance of systolic and diastolic blood pressure differs. The resemblance is higher in diastolic blood pressure with stronger additive genetic component and stronger environmental and/or genetic component related with morphology. The sources of high heritability of diastolic blood pressure in Middle Dalmatia as well as the sources of high prevalence of hypertension in the same population are the phenomena that might be connected and thus deserve to be further explored in incoming analyses.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Etnologija i antropologija


Projekt / tema

Institut za antropologiju

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Tatjana Škarić-Jurić, (168442)

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