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Table 1 Demographic and metabolic characteristics of participants 1

From: ApoC-III and visceral adipose tissue contribute to paradoxically normal triglyceride levels in insulin-resistant African-American women

Variable African-Americans (n = 16) Whites (n = 15) P-Value2
Age (y) 37 ± 9 38 ± 11 0.721
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 32.4 ± 7.2 29.3 ± 6.0 0.208
Percent fat (%) 38.1 ± 8.3 37.7 ± 7.8 0.892
Waist circumference (cm) 98 ± 17 100 ± 16 0.785
Thigh circumference (cm) 65 ± 10 55 ± 7 0.005
VAT (cm 2 ) 3 75 ± 59 102 ± 71 0.002
SAT (cm 2 ) 3 311 ± 188 256 ± 148 0.569
S I (mU/L -1 .min -1 ) 4 3.6 ± 1.3 5.6 ± 2.6 0.009
AIRg (mU.l -1 .min) 5 661 ± 383 224 ± 190 <0.001
Family history of diabetes 44% 47% 0.870
Median income $55,000 $55,000 0.819
No college degree 37% 13% 0.124
Graduate school 38% 47% 0.605
Smokers 0/16 2/15 0.311
  1. 1Data presented as mean ± SD.
  2. 2Continuous variables compared by unpaired t-tests, dichotomous by chi-square.
  3. 3P-value adjusted for BMI with regression analyses.
  4. 4SI: Insulin sensitivity index.
  5. 5AIRg: Acute Insulin Response to glucose.