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Table 3 Estimated heritability of age, sex and age*sex adjusted aerobic fitness residuals

From: The influence of aerobic fitness on obesity and its parent-offspring correlations in a cross-sectional study among German families

  No adjustment Adjusted for physical activity Adjusted for BMI# Adjusted for PA and BMI# Adjusted for PA, BMI# and BMI#*PA
Design N β (SE) h2 N β (SE) h2 N β (SE) h2 N β (SE) h2 N β (SE) h2
Mid-parent – offspring 131 0.42 (0.14) 0.42 118 0.40 (0.13) 0.40 131 0.31 (0.13) 0.31 118 0.33 (0.13) 0.33 118 0.33 (0.13) 0.33
Mid-parent – son 70 0.49 (0.21) 0.49 64 0.45 (0.19) 0.45 70 0.44 (0.21) 0.44 64 0.43 (0.21) 0.43 64 0.42 (0.21) 0.42
Mid-parent – daughter 61 0.32 (0.16) 0.32 54 0.28 (0.16) 0.28 61 0.14 (0.15) 0.14 54 0.13 (0.16) 0.13 54 0.13 (0.15) 0.13
Father – son 70 0.30 (0.12) 0.60 64 0.22 (0.12) 0.44 70 0.26 (0.13) 0.52 64 0.20 (0.12) 0.40 64 0.20 (0.13) 0.40
Father – daughter 61 0.22 (0.11) 0.44 54 0.13 (0.11) 0.26 61 0.08 (0.11) 0.16 54 0.04 (0.11) 0.08 54 0.03 (0.11) 0.06
Mother – son 70 0.09 (0.21) 0.18 64 0.24 (0.19) 0.48 70 0.12 (0.20) 0.24 64 0.26 (0.19) 0.52 64 0.23 (0.20) 0.46
Mother – daughter 61 0.14 (0.15) 0.28 54 0.21 (0.14) 0.42 61 0.08 (0.13) 0.16 54 0.13 (0.14) 0.26 54 0.15 (0.13) 0.30
  1. Physical activity is included as two variables: average minutes per day spent in moderate or vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and average minutes of wearing time
  2. #Body mass index (BMI) categories according to WHO in adults (<18.5; 18.5- < 25; 25- < 30; 30+) and IOTF in children [29]