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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, T-scores, and BMD by race

From: Differential effect of obesity on bone mineral density in White, Hispanic and African American women: a cross sectional study

  Whites African Americans Hispanics Total P*
N 441 (13.6%) 2,417 (75.4%) 348 (10.9%) 3,206  
Age (years) 60.4 ± 0.62 58.5 ± 0.28 56.7 ± 0.67 58.6 ± 0.24 <0.01
BMI (kg/m2) 27.9 ± 0.30 31.3 ± 1.16 30.2 ± 0.41 30.7 ± 0.87 NS
T-score      
   Hip -1.4 ± 0.06 -0.8 ± 0.04 -0.9 ± 0.06 -0.9 ± 0.03 <0.01
Lumbar spine -1.3 ± 0.02 -1.4 ± 0.01 -1.5 ± 0.07 -1.4 ± 0.07 NS
BMD (gm/cm2)      
   Hip 0.777 ± 0.07 0.923 ± 0.01 0.845 ± 0.01 0.899 ± 0.04 <0.01
Lumbar spine 0.905 ± 0.01 0.988 ± 0.01 0.880 ± 0.01 0.965 ± 0.03 <0.01