Multivariate statistical analysis of quantitative serum protein data in populations of Rwanda

S. D. Jayakar, S. Marcovina, A. Peracino, G. P. Merlini, J. C. Desmarais, A. G. Siccardi

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Data on serum protein levels of four populations from Rwanda were analyzed by multivariate statistical methods to assess their utility as an anthropological tool. These populations consisted of two ethnic groups in two different environments. Seven proteins were considered in the analysis. The total concentration of proteins is intermediate between Italian levels and those of the Binga pygmies of the Republic of Central Africa (RCA). Discrimination between the populations was possible with a 25% misclassification. The major principal components can be interpreted from a medical viewpoint, and show significant differences between the populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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Rwanda
multivariate analysis
statistical analysis
blood proteins
Blood Proteins
Multivariate Analysis
Population
Central Africa
Anthropology
nationalities and ethnic groups
statistical method
Ethnic Groups
republic
ethnic group
Proteins
discrimination
proteins

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anthropology

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Jayakar, S. D., Marcovina, S., Peracino, A., Merlini, G. P., Desmarais, J. C., & Siccardi, A. G. (1981). Multivariate statistical analysis of quantitative serum protein data in populations of Rwanda. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 55(1), 13-20.

Multivariate statistical analysis of quantitative serum protein data in populations of Rwanda. / Jayakar, S. D.; Marcovina, S.; Peracino, A.; Merlini, G. P.; Desmarais, J. C.; Siccardi, A. G.

In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 55, No. 1, 1981, p. 13-20.

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Jayakar, SD, Marcovina, S, Peracino, A, Merlini, GP, Desmarais, JC & Siccardi, AG 1981, 'Multivariate statistical analysis of quantitative serum protein data in populations of Rwanda', American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 13-20.
Jayakar, S. D. ; Marcovina, S. ; Peracino, A. ; Merlini, G. P. ; Desmarais, J. C. ; Siccardi, A. G. / Multivariate statistical analysis of quantitative serum protein data in populations of Rwanda. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 1981 ; Vol. 55, No. 1. pp. 13-20.
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