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Table 6 Ethnic dependence of BMI versus fat fraction for females.

From: Physiological models of body composition and human obesity

  N Age range (ave) BMI range (ave) Ave Fat Fract. (SD)
Caucasian 130 20 – 57 (37.6) 22 – 34 (25.49) 0.303 (0.074)
Black 96 20 – 52 (37.96) 20 – 34 (26.66) 0.31 (0.07) (NS)
Hispanic 38 20 – 60 (36.7) 20– 34 (25.64) 0.302 (0.09) (NS)
Puerto Rican 40 20 – 52 (36.02) 20 – 29 (26.29) 0.33 (0.058) (p < .05)
Caucasian 158 23 – 53 (35.6) 17 – 25 (21.85) 0.239 (.061)
Asian 35 23 – 53 (36.7) 17 – 27 (21.25) 0.262 (.068) (p = 0.07)
  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.