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Table 1 Basic characteristics of participants in the study, specified by generations (n = 1,145)

From: Heritability and major gene effects on left ventricular mass in the Chinese population: a family study

  Probands (N = 368) Siblings (N = 333) Parents (N = 444)
  Mean SD Skewness Kurtosis Mean SD Skewness Kurtosis Mean SD Skewness Kurtosis
Age (years) 16.45 0.97 0.33 0.34 17.83 3.43 0.59 1.05 43.65 5.74 1.35 4.65
BMI (kg/m2) 20.63 3.87 1.13 1.24 20.08 3.13 1.31 4.26 24.23 3.91 1.03 4.40
SBP (mmHg) 108.86 13.02 0.34 -0.34 111.65 12.90 0.36 0.27 119.13 15.12 0.82 1.28
DBP (mmHg) 67.79 9.33 -0.05 -0.75 70.66 10.36 0.18 0.51 78.48 11.46 0.70 0.68
LV mass (gm) 117.02 39.99 1.00 1.06 111.10 38.26 0.91 0.87 150.08 48.65 0.62 0.21
LV mass index (gm/m2.7) 31.93 9.41 1.02 1.88 30.39 8.80 0.87 1.49 41.16 11.59 0.47 -0.11
Smoking 1 (0.3%) 35 (10.5%) 159 (35.8%)
Alcohol drinking 1 (0.3%) 25 (7.5%) 173 (39.0%)
  1. Abbreviated: BMI: body mass index, SBP: systolic blood pressure, DBP: diastolic blood pressure, LV: left ventricular