Table 2 —

Abdominal adipose tissue compartment areas according to age-group in the sample of 178 women

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Difference by group P < 0.05
20–35 years40–50 years51–60 years61–78 years
n84383121
L4 Visceral adipose tissue area (cm2)42 ± 2154 ± 3082 ± 41133 ± 45All different
L4 Subcutaneous adipose tissue area (cm2)181 ± 87221 ± 107256 ± 88300 ± 691 and 2 vs. 4 / 1 vs. 3
L4 Superficial SQ adipose tissue area (cm2)*96 ± 46120 ± 54131 ± 36143 ± 361 vs. 3 and 4
L4 Deep SQ adipose tissue area (cm2)*90 ± 45104 ± 62134 ± 55157 ± 381 vs. 3 and 4 / 2 vs. 4
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * Group 1, n = 78; group 2, n = 35; group 3, n = 29; and group 4, n = 21. SQ, subcutaneous.