Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 76–79 | Cite as

Comparison of Chuvashes, Maris, and Russians with Respect to Vital Statistics and Crow's Index

  • G. I. El'chinova
  • R. A. Zinchenko
  • S. P. Zinchenko
  • E. K. Ginter


Genetic demographic characteristics were calculated for Chuvash and Russian inhabitants of the Republic of Chuvashia. The generation lengths were 27.09 and 26.4 years and the sibship sizes were 2.54 and 1.82 for Chuvashes and Russians, respectively. Crow's indices and their components were as follows: Im = 0.05, If = 0.31, and Itot = 0.37 for Chuvashes and Im = 0.03, If = 0.43, and Itot = 0.46 for Russians. The genetic demographic characteristics obtained were compared with those for Highland and Meadow Maris.


Demographic Characteristic Vital Statistics Generation Length Sibship Size Russian Inhabitant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. I. El'chinova
    • 1
  • R. A. Zinchenko
    • 1
  • S. P. Zinchenko
    • 1
  • E. K. Ginter
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Medical GeneticsAcademy of Medical SciencesMoscowRussia

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