Parent-child correlations for some body measurements are considered for two groups of offspring, newborns (1 to 11 days of age) and adults (18 to 26 years of age).The highest values of correlation coefficient were obtained for linear measurements and osseous girths and the lowest in other girths and skinfold thickness measurements. Compared with other studies, a considerable variability was observed for the parent-offspring correlation of stature. Even at birth the females tend to be fatter than males. The subcutaneous fat distribution of female babies and their adult mothers (18 to 36 years of age) showed a similar trend with a little variation indicating that the pattern of distribution, and not the amount of fat, is under greater influence of genetic factors.
Kapoor, Satwanti; Kapoor, A K.; Bhalla, R; and Singh, Indera P.
"Parent-Offspring Correlation for Body Measurements and Subcutaneous Fat distribution,"
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