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Table 2 Racial differences in anthropometric measures and bone mineral density (mean ± SD)

From: Determinants of bone mass and bone size in a large cohort of physically active young adult men

Anthropometric Variables Caucasians n = 653 African Americans n = 64 Asians n = 38
Height (inches) 70.2 (± 2.7) 69.5(± 2.9) 65.6(± 2.4)a
Weight (pounds) 173.4 (± 29.0) 172.5(± 29.4) 154.8(± 22.3)a
BMI (kg/m2) 24.7 (± 3.4) 25.1(± 3.6) 23.1(± 2.9)a
Bone Mineral Density/Size    
Calcaneal BMD (g/cm2) 0.706 (± 0.13) 0.852 (± 0.17)a 0.666 (± 0.14)
Lumbar Spine BMD (g/cm2) 1.282 (± 0.13) 1.309 (± 0.19) 1.272 (± 0.13)
Total Hip BMD (g/cm2) 1.244 (± 0.15) 1.356 (± 0.20)a 1.159 (± 0.09)
Distal Tibia BMD (mg/cm3) 810 (± 85.1) 813. (± 84.8) 811 (± 92.3)
Tibial Mineral Content (mg) 354.8 (± 44.7) 390.0 (± 53.9)a 344.6 (± 40.3)
Cortical Thickness (mm) 6.17 (± 0.78) 6.41 (± 0.90) 6.06 (± 0.79)
Periosteal Circumference (mm) 73.7 (± 5.7) 76.3a (± 5.8)a 72.9 (± 5.1)
  1. a p < 0.05 vs. other races