Table 2.

Raw and least-square means of variables analysed in table 1. Breast and axillary hair development are measured in 5-grade Tanner scale. LS, least squares.

traitfather alive mean ± s.d. (n)father dead mean ± s.d. (n)father alive LS mean ± s.d.father dead LS mean ± s.d.
breast stage2.96 ± 0.50 (1484)3.01 ± 0.55 (194)2.96 ± 0.473.00 ± 0.47
axillary hair stage2.10 ± 0.58 (799)1.98 ± 0.61 (115)2.09 ± 0.532.02 ± 0.53
age of primiparity (years)25.32 ± 3.97 (740)25.58 ± 4.58 (82)25.31 ± 3.9725.6 ± 4.02
height (cm)161.56 ± 5.48 (1480)161.19 ± 5.78 (166)161.51 ± 5.38161.20 ± 5.44
sitting height (cm)86.17 ± 2.99 (1480)86.15 ± 2.87 (166)86.13 ± 2.8686.44 ± 2.89
leg length (cm)75.36 ± 3.77 (1481)75.07 ± 4.00 (167)75.38 ± 3.7775.14 ± 3.80