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Table 7 Univariate linear regression and estimate of heritability of children's weight, height, and BMI respectively with family weight, height and BMI

From: Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study

  Weight Height BMI
  Estimate pvalue R Square Heritability Estimate pvalue R Square Heritability Estimate pvalue R Square Heritability
Child-Mother 0.22 0.00 0.05 0.43 ** 0.33 0.00 0.11 0.66 ** 0.20 0.00 0.04 0.40 **
Child-Father 0.30 0.00 0.09 0.60 ** 0.41 0.00 0.17 0.82 ** 0.11 0.13 0.01 0.22  
Child-MGM 0.19 0.01 0.04 0.38 * 0.16 0.03 0.03 0.32 * 0.20 0.01 0.04 0.40 *
Child-MGF 0.05 0.63 0.00 0.10   0.20 0.04 0.04 0.40 * -0.12 0.23 0.01 -0.24  
Child-PGM 0.14 0.19 0.02 0.27   0.25 0.01 0.06 0.50 * -0.07 0.51 0.00 -0.14  
Child-PGF 0.22 0.11 0.05 0.43   0.32 0.01 0.10 0.64 * 0.12 0.40 0.01 0.24  
Mother-MGM 0.29 0.00 0.08 0.57 ** 0.36 0.00 0.13 0.72 ** 0.27 0.00 0.07 0.54 **
Mother-MGF 0.34 0.00 0.12 0.68 ** 0.43 0.00 0.18 0.86 ** 0.30 0.01 0.09 0.60 *
Father-PGM 0.14 0.37 0.02 0.27   0.36 0.01 0.13 0.72 * 0.09 0.59 0.01 0.17  
Father-PGF 0.30 0.12 0.09 0.61   0.28 0.14 0.08 0.26   -0.02 0.88 0.00 -0.04  
  1. **Significant at the 0.01 level *Significant at the 0.05 level