Table 1

Characteristics of the study population by ethnicity and sex

Hindustani

Creole

Javanese

Maroon

Mixed

p-value


Boys

(n = 86)

(n = 85)

(n = 60)

(n = 41)

(n = 117)

Age (y)

14.7 (1.5)

15.1 (1.2)

15.0 (1.2)

15.3 (1.2)

14.7 (1.4)

0.01

Heart rate

83.6 (12.5)

79.1 12.8)

82.3 (12.9)

81.0 (12.1)

79.1 (11.5)

0.06

Height (cm)

168.8 (9.6)

169.4 (9.5)

165.7 (8.7)

169.8 (8.3)

169.7 (8.4)

0.06

Weight (Kg)

58.1 (18.0)

60.6 (13.0)

56.1 (13.6)

56.0 (10.1)

60.0 (13.1)

0.20

BMI (Kg/m2)

20.1 (4.9)

21.0 (3.7)

20.2 (4.0)

19.3 (2.8)

20.7 (3.8)

0.18

Overweight/obesity, %

24.4

21.2

18.3

7.3

18.8

0.24

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week, %

18.6

28.2

20.0

43.9

29.1

0.03

Girls

(n = 81)

(n = 84)

(n = 68)

(n = 50)

(n = 183)

Age (y)

14.5 (1.5)

14.7 (1.3)

14.4 (1.4)

15.0 (1.3)

14.8 (1.3)

0.11

Heart rate

87.4 (11.5)

86.4 (13.2)

87.0 (13.1)

84.4 (13.6)

82.6 (12.0)

0.02

Height (cm)

160.1 (5.7)

164.4 (7.0)

157.8 (6.1)

160.6 (5.0)

161.4 (6.3)

0.001

Weight (Kg)

51.1 (12.3)

56.4 (11.4)

48.2 (8.1)

55.0 (10.9)

53.0 (10.1)

0.001

BMI (Kg/m2)

19.5 (4.0)

20.8 (3.8)

19.3 (3.0)

21.3 (4.1)

20.3 (3.5)

0.02

Overweight/obesity, %

13.6

21.4

7.4

20.0

13.7

0.12

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week, %

7.4

6.0

4.4

4.0

8.2

0.74


Results are means (SD) and %; BMI, Body mass index

Agyemang et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009 9:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-9-19

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