Table 2—

Distribution of anthropometric measurements in 7,424 adults aged 40–74 years (NHANES III 1988–1994)

Anthropometric measurementsMen
Women
Non-Hispanic whiteNon-Hispanic blackMexican AmericanNon-Hispanic whiteNon-Hispanic blackMexican American
Height (cm)176.1 ± 6.7175.4 ± 7.1169.2 ± 6.3162.0 ± 6.2162.8 ± 6.2156.0 ± 5.9
Leg length (cm)83.7 ± 4.386.4 ± 4.779.9 ± 3.976.3 ± 4.078.9 ± 4.173.0 ± 3.7
Leg length–to–height ratio (×100)47.5 ± 1.249.2 ± 1.447.2 ± 1.247.1 ± 1.348.5 ± 1.446.8 ± 1.3
  • Data are weighted means ± SD.