Table 1

Characteristics of Participants by Gender-Race/Ethnic Groups (mean, SE) - NHANES 2003-2006, ages 20-65 y (n = 3,370)

Variable

White

(N = 1763)

Black

(N = 761)

Mexican American

(N = 846)

Total

(N = 3370)

Mean

SE

Mean

SE

Mean

SE

Mean

SE


Male (%)

51.8

1.1

47.5

2.0

56.9

1.5

51.7

1.0

Age (y)

41.7

0.4

39.0

0.4

36.2

0.6

40.8

0.4

Height (cm)

171.6

0.2

169.8

0.4

164.9

0.3

170.7

0.2

Weight (kg)

82.3

0.6

85.9

1.2

77.1

0.8

82.2

0.5

Body Mass Index

27.9

0.2

29.8

0.4

28.3

0.3

28.2

0.2

Overweight (%)

32.9

1.1

33.5

2.1

40.1

1.7

33.7

1.1

Obese (%)

29.9

1.5

42.9

2.4

31.4

1.9

31.7

1.3

Hypertensive (%)

22.4

1.3

30.0

2.1

12.5

1.7

22.4

1.1

Diabetic (%)

3.6

0.5

8.0

1.1

5.0

0.8

4.3

0.5

SBP (mmHg)

119.5

0.5

123.2

0.8

117.7

0.6

119.8

0.5

DBP (mmHg)

72.3

0.3

72.5

0.5

69.6

0.5

72.0

0.3

Total Cholesterol (mg/dL)

200.3

1.1

191.7

1.5

196.8

1.5

198.8

0.8

HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL)

54.5

0.4

56.7

1.0

50.1

0.5

54.3

0.3

LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL)

110.6

1.6

107.6

1.9

114.0

1.9

110.6

1.2

Triglyceride (mg/dL)

131.3

3.2

116.1

5.4

147.1

9.9

131.0

2.9

Plasma Glucose (mg/dL)*

99.1

1.0

102.1

2.0

104.0

1.9

99.9

0.9


*Fasting sampling weights were used for plasma glucose concentrations. Plasma glucose sample sizes: n = 771 white, n = 306 black, n = 370 Mexican American, n = 1447 total sample

Luke et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:387   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-387

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