Table 1

Subject characteristics

Normal-weight blackNormal-weight whiteObese blackObese white
n13141614
Age (years)24 ± 226 ± 228 ± 131 ± 2
Height (cm)158.8 ± 1.8*169.6 ± 1.8*157.1 ± 1.6167.2 ± 1.8
Weight (kg)59.2 ± 3.1*64.8 ± 3.094.1 ± 2.9*98.8 ± 2.8
BMI (kg/m2)23.4 ± 1.0*22.6 ± 0.938.0 ± 0.9*35.2 ± 0.9
Body fat (%)30.9 ± 1.4*29.7 ± 1.346.8 ± 1.2*44.4 ± 1.3
Waist circumference (cm)76.7 ± 2.8*80.1 ± 2.8113.6 ± 2.6*105.7 ± 2.8
WHR0.77 ± 0.02*0.78 ± 0.020.90 ± 0.02*0.85 ± 0.02
VAT (cm2)60.4 ± 11.5*59.9 ± 10.7101.5 ± 11.1*143.8 ± 11.1
Total SAT (cm2)176.7 ± 22.3*175.5 ± 20.7591.3 ± 21.4*492.2 ± 21.4
  • Values are unadjusted means ± SEM. All P values were adjusted for age.

  • *,†,‡Matching superscript symbols represent groups that are significantly different from each other, P < 0.01. SAT, subcutaneous adipose tissue; VAT, visceral adipose tissue; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio.