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

From: Erratum to: Physiological models of body composition and human obesity

  N Age range (ave) BMI range (ave) Ave Fat Fract. (SD)
Caucasian 129 20 – 57 (37.4) 22 – 34 (25.42) 0.321 (0.071)
Black 95 20 – 52 (37.8) 20 – 34 (26.57) 0.328 (0.074) (NS)
Hispanic 37 20 – 60 (36.1) 20 – 34 (25.40) 0.311 (0.09) (NS)
Puerto Rican 41 20 – 52 (35.7) 20 – 30 (26.18) 0.348 (0.058) (p < .05)
Caucasian 153 23 – 53 (35.41) 17 – 25 (21.72) 0.257 (.061)
Asian 35 23 – 53 (36.7) 17 – 28 (21.25) 0.282 (.066) (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.