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Table 5 Ethnic dependence of BMI versus fat fraction for males.

From: Physiological models of body composition and human obesity

  N Age range (ave) BMI range (ave) Ave Fat Fract. (SD)
Caucasian 106 28 – 54 (36.4) 20–34 (25.59) 0.165 (0.074)
Black 70 20 – 52 (36.5) 20 – 34 (26.33) 0.173 (0.075) (NS)
Puerto Rican 55 20 – 52 (37.5) 20 – 34 (26.13) 0.192 (0.066) (p < .05)
Caucasian 165 20 – 52 (31.5) 20 – 34 (25.14) 0.149 (.073)
Hispanic 24 20 – 52 (31.0) 20 – 34 (26.04) 0.169 (0.072) (NS)
Caucasian 94 28 – 54 (35.6) 20 – 30 (24.68) 0.152 (.065)
Asian 35 20 – 52 (36.6) 20 – 30 (23.97) 0.19 (.071) (p < .01)
  1. The age range of the Caucasians was adjusted to match the age range of the comparison group. The p values are for comparisons between the ethnic group and Caucasians.