Table 1—

Physical characteristics of children in three ethnic groups

Hispanics (n = 28)African-Americans (n = 15)Caucasians (n = 14)
Age (years)10.0 ± 1.910.1 ± 1.510.8 ± 1.9
Tanner stage1.4 ± 0.71.7 ± 0.91.6 ± 0.8
Weight (kg)49.2 ± 18.044.4 ± 12.544.4 ± 16.1
BMI (kg/m2)24.0 ± 5.821.5 ± 4.720.7 ± 5.0
Fat-free mass (kg)30.1 ± 8.930.3 ± 6.329.8 ± 8.3
Fat mass (kg)17.0 ± 9.412.0 ± 7.312.5 ± 8.2
Percentage of body fat32.7 ± 8.025.2 ± 10.025.7 ± 10.6
Fasting glucose (mg/dl)91.4 ± 4.590.0 ± 5.291.8 ± 7.0
  • Data are unadjusted data ± SD.