Table 2—

Physical characteristics, obesity, dietary intake, and physical activity

Non-Pima Mexican
Mexican Pima
U.S. Pima
MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Obesity
    n92101107117362515
    Weight (kg)72 ± 1266 ± 1366 ± 1163 ± 1398 ± 2591 ± 23
    Height (cm)172 ± 6.0156 ± 5.7166 ± 6.0154 ± 5.8171 ± 5.8160 ± 6.1
    BMI (kg/m2)24.3 ± 3.727.1 ± 5.023.8 ± 3.426.3 ± 4.833.3 ± 7.635.5 ± 8.1
    Waist (cm)86 ± 1084 ± 1183 ± 986 ± 14107 ± 18113 ± 18
    Hip (cm)96 ± 8101 ± 1194 ± 798 ± 11112 ± 14122 ± 17
    Waist-to-hip ratio0.90 ± 0.100.83 ± 0.070.89 ± 0.070.87 ± 0.080.96 ± 0.090.93 ± 0.07
    Percent fat21 ± 737 ± 719 ± 836 ± 734 ± 847 ± 5
    Overweight (%)33.735.625.238.824.817.2
    Obese (%)8.726.76.519.863.874.8
Dietary intake
    n10711793101
    Energy (kcal/day)2,747 ± 6882,453 ± 5072,610 ± 5812,370 ± 546
    Protein (% of energy)12.3 ± 2.512.2 ± 2.011.2 ± 2.011.5 ± 1.9
    Carbohydrate (% of energy)62.3 ± 7.461.9 ± 5.461.9 ± 6.662.3 ± 5.7
    Fat (% of energy)24.6 ± 6.626.1 ± 4.926.6 ± 6.926.1 ± 5.6
    Dietary fiber (g/day)56.3 ± 20.150.9 ± 14.355.4 ± 17.050.7 ± 15.2
Physical activity
    n8999105116316412
    Activity (h/week)30.4 (26.9–32.0)23.8 (22.0–27.3)32.9 (27.7–36.5)22.0 (19.5–24.0)12.1 (9.7–15.6)3.1 (2.4–3.8)
  • Data are means ± SD or median (95% CI) unless otherwise indicated.