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Table 1 Characteristics of the human subjects by ethnicity

From: Genetic variation in a member of the laminin gene family affects variation in body composition in Drosophila and humans

Phenotype (unit of measurement) European Americans African Americans
  (n = 101) (n = 127)
Age (yr) 34.66 ± 6.0 33.4 ± 5.7
BMI 27.56 ± 2.18 27.50 ± 2.44
Height (cm) 165.6 ± 0.6 163.9 ± 0.6
Weight (kg) 75.67 ± 9.1 73.67 ± 9.0
Total fat mass (kg) 32.14 ± 6.9* 30.29 ± 6.7
Lean tissue mass (kg) 40.22 ± 3.6 39.78 ± 4.4
Triacylglycerol (mg/dl) 115.06 ± 57.3*** 67.3 ± 25.6
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 160.24 ± 31.2 155.86 ± 34.1
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 36.14 ± 9.2*** 43.21 ± 10.8
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 101.08 ± 26.7 99.18 ± 31.9
  1. Values are means ± SD. P values for difference between European Americans and African Americans are obtained using Student's t-test. *p < 0.05 and ***p < 0.001.