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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for adult NHANES participants by population

From: Gene-carbohydrate and gene-fiber interactions and type 2 diabetes in diverse populations from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) as part of the Epidemiologic Architecture for Genes Linked to Environment (EAGLE) study

  Non-Hispanic whites (n = 6,414) Non-Hispanic blacks (n = 3,073) Mexican Americans (n = 3,633)
% female 55% 56% 51%
Mean age in years (±SD) 52.77 (19.83) 43.74 (17.29) 43.56 (17.70)
Age range in years 18-90 18-90 18-90
Mean BMI, kg/m 2 (±SD) 27.38 (5.80) 28.87 (7.00) 28.16 (5.54)
BMI range, kg/m 2 11.7-64.5 13.3-79.6 15-59.7
Mean fiber in grams (±SD) 16.63 (10.28) 13.46 (9.53) 19.48 (12.70)
Fiber range in grams 0.0-145.35 0.0-128.30 0.0-111.79
Mean CH in grams (±SD) 264.72 (128.05) 255.81 (143.32) 265.06 (130.95)
CH range in grams 2.8-1700.37 12.5-1330.9 2.66-1189.70
  1. Abbreviations: carbohydrates (CH), body mass index (BMI), standard deviation (SD).