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Table 1 Subject characteristics by ethnic group and gender

From: Validity of new child-specific thoracic gas volume prediction equations for air-displacement plethysmography

  European American African American European
Girls N = 42 N = 23 N = 34
Age (yr) 11.6 ± 1.8 11.1 ± 2.2 14.8 ± 1.7
Height (cm) 152.3 ± 12.3 151.1 ± 13.6 164.2 ± 13.2
Weight (kg) 47.9 ± 13.2 51.1 ± 17.8 55.9 ± 14.6
BMI (kg/m2) 20.4 ± 4.4 22.0 ± 6.2 20.2 ± 2.7
Prevalence of overweight/obesity 1 n = 11 n = 10 n = 2
Boys N = 18 N = 20 N = 53
Age (yr) 11.1 ± 1.9 10.2 ± 1.5 15.2 ± 1.4
Height (cm) 151.4 ± 14.6 146.9 ± 12.6 177.3 ± 14.2
Weight (kg) 47.8 ± 16.5 48.1 ± 13.9 69.4 ± 14.7
BMI (kg/m2) 20.4 ± 4.7 22.0 ± 5.1 21.9 ± 2.8
Prevalence of overweight/obesity 1 n = 8 n = 8 n = 8
  1. Data are mean ± SD.
  2. 1Prevalence of overweight/obesity according to international BMI standards in each ethnic-gender group [27].
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