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Table 3 Caucasian males: Dependence of fat fraction on age for two BMI ranges.

From: Physiological models of body composition and human obesity

BMI Range Ave age (SD) Age range Ave BMI Ave Fat Fraction N
18 – 24 22.00 (2.52) 18 – 26 22.08 (1.25) 0.0927 (.048) 30
  29.03 (2.34) 26 – 33 22.23 (1.19) 0.113 (.048) (NS) 31
  52.83 (19.42) 34 – 84 22.39 (1.31) 0.150 (.059) (p < .01) 30
24 – 44 25.94 (2.66) 21 – 30 27.64 (4.00) 0.165 (.087) 47
  38.17 (5.07) 31 – 48 27.42 (3.96) 0.189 (.074) (NS) 48
  66.25 (10.69) 49 – 97 27.93 (3.41) 0.264 (.077) (p < .01) 47
  1. The p values are for comparisons to the closest younger age group.