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Table 2 Mean lipid levels by sex and racial/ethnic group in the PAGE study

From: Investigation of gene-by-sex interactions for lipid traits in diverse populations from the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology study

Lipid Sex Mean lipid levels (in mg/dL) and cohort ranges*
   European Americans African Americans Mexican Americans/Hispanics American Indians
HDL-C Male 44.2 (42.6, 49.7) 51.6 (50.4, 53.4) 45.4 (44.9, 48.4) 43.0 (41.9, 43.9)
Female 57.5 (56.3, 64.3) 57.4 (55.1, 64.2) 52.7 (51.7, 56.0) 48.0 (45.3, 53.1)
LDL-C Male 131.4 (111.8, 140.1) 124.5 (108.8, 137.8) 124.0 (118.1, 125.0) 109.4 (97.8, 116.6)
Female 130.7 (105.7, 135.5) 128.6 (111.7, 138.0) 121.4 (117.0, 128.9) 108.4 (99.3, 126.1)
lnTG Male 4.80 (4.32, 4.88) 4.48 (4.11, 4.63) 4.90 (4.89, 4.95) 4.79 (4.71, 4.85)
  Female 4.79 (4.14, 4.98) 4.51 (4.05, 4.70) 4.94 (4.88, 5.09) 4.82 (4.79, 4.96)
  1. *Ranges are provided for cohort means, not for individuals. For example, for European American males, the cohorts’ mean HDL values ranged from 42.6 (in ARIC) to 49.7 (in MEC). See Additional file 1: Table S1 for detailed information by cohort.