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Table 2 Bivariate correlation (r values and 95% CI) between age- and gender-corrected parameters measured in monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs

From: Effect of genetic and environmental influences on cardiometabolic risk factors: a twin study

  MZ twins
(n = 126; 63 twin pairs)
DZ twins
(n = 76; 38 twin pairs)
  r value 95% CI r value 95% CI
Weight 0.881 0.800-0.931 0.437 0.077-0.737
Waist circumference 0.865 0.763-0.935 0.510 0.052-0.781
Systolic blood pressure 0.598 0.426-0.731 0.055 -0.524-0.576
Diastolic blood pressure 0.608 0.444-0.728 0.147 -0.321-0.648
Serum total cholesterol 0.445 0.259-0.633 0.640 0.363-0.845
Serum HDL-cholesterol 0.840 0.626-0.895 0.658 -0.293-0.798
Serum triglycerides 0.527 0.281-0.707 0.349 -0.023-0.625
Fasting blood glucose 0.523 0.453-0.804 0.545 0.068-0.744
Fasting insulin 0.513 0.292-0.725 0.492 0.209-0.716
Serum creatinine 0.639 0.479-0.784 0.159 -0.065-0.434
Serum uric acid 0.691 0.542-0.799 0.629 0.453-0.772
Fibrinogen 0.663 0.499-0.791 0.322 0.024-0.639
Serum homocysteine 0.681 0.505-0.781 0.838 0.582-0.948
Serum C-reactive protein 0.683 0.460-0.851 0.138 -0.199-0.555