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Table 1 Subject characteristics at NGHS 2nd visit1

From: Racial differences in central adiposity in a longitudinal cohort of black and white adolescent females

  White n = 1106 Black n = 1181
Age (SD) 10.97 (0.56) 11.07* (0.57)
Ht, cm (SD) 145.89 (7.61) 149.50* (8.11)
Wt, kg (SD) 40.52 (10.37) 46.17* (13.03)
BMI (SD) 18.84 (3.63) 20.45* (4.69)
Overweight2 (%) 24.8% 36.4%
Obese (%) 9.2% 20.1%*
Waist Circumference (cm) (SD) 63.60 (8.28) 66.69* (9.82)
Pre-pubertal (%) 29.4% 10.9%*
Pubertal (%) 65.2% 70.5%
<2 years post-menarche (%) 5.3% 17.6%
>2 years post-menarche (%) 0.1% 0.9%
  1. 1Waist circumference was not measured at baseline in the National Growth and Health Study
  2. 2Overweight and obesity were defined as the 85th and 95th percentile, respectively, relative to the CDC Growth Reference.
  3. *p < 0.05 by independent.samples t-test or X2 test. Differences remain significant after adjusting for age.