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Table 2 Age and BMI distribution for subjects in different ethnic groups.

From: Physiological models of body composition and human obesity

Ethnic Male/Female N Age Range; ave (SD) BMI Range; ave (SD)
Caucasian Male 234 18–97; 39.9 (18.3) 18.59–50.3; 25.6 (4.3)
  Female 355 18 – 90; 45.97 (18.0) 17.07–65.75; 25.05 (6.34)
Black Male 124 20–86; 48.6 (17.0) 17.27–41.9; 26.2 (3.9)
  Female 233 18–88; 50.15 (17.5) 17.07–61.02; 29.04 (6.48)
Hispanic Male 30 20–74; 37.5 (17.4) 20.08–47.9; 26.6 (5.4)
  Female 57 20–87; 42.18 (16.8) 18.84–57.46; 27.31 (7.70)
Asian Male 59 28–89; 53.3 (18.1) 17.79–30.25; 23.9 (3.0)
  Female 61 26–88; 54.26 (17.5) 17.18–28.44; 21.73 (2.83)
Puerto Rican Male 105 20–79; 47.0 (14.9) 18.41–41.7; 27.3 (4.7)
  Female 98 20–85; 46.99 (15.5) 19.8–43.5; 28.48 (5.0)