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Table 1 Descriptive statisticsa by race/ethnicity (N = 1,157).

From: Lean mass, muscle strength, and physical function in a diverse population of men: a population-based cross-sectional study

  Black Hispanic White  
Variable Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Comparisonb
Lean Mass, kg 56.35 (8.83) 51.82 (7.24) 55.43 (7.14) H < B, W
Arm Lean Mass, kg 7.84 (1.58) 7.05 (1.28) 7.05 (1.18) H, W < B
Leg Lean Mass, kg 20.21 (3.58) 18.06 (2.83) 19.40 (2.76) H < W < B
Grip Strength, kg 40.83 (12.99) 37.59 (8.60) 40.24 (11.48) H < B, W
Composite Physical Function Score 3.45 (1.97) 3.66 (1.84) 4.30 (1.99) B, H < W
Lean Mass Index, kg/m 2 18.41 (2.34) 17.99 (2.21) 17.59 (2.02) H, W < B
Grip Strength/Arms Lean Mass 5.21 (1.38) 5.40 (1.30) 5.71 (1.50) B, H < W
Composite Physical Function Score/Legs Lean Mass 0.17 (0.10) 0.21 (0.11) 0.22 (0.11) B < H, W
Height, cm 174.72 (7.31) 169.63 (6.14) 177.46 (6.93) H < B < W
Weight, kg 87.78 (16.84) 81.54 (14.27) 89.04 (14.73) H < B, W
BMI, kg/m 2 28.72 (5.07) 28.33 (4.72) 28.27 (4.44) B, H, W
Fat Mass, kg 20.57 (9.03) 19.78 (7.37) 23.10 (8.47) B, H < W
Percent Fat Mass 25.74 (7.60) 26.86 (6.09) 28.65 (6.50) B, H < W
  1. a All estimates weighted according to Sampling Design (see Methods)
  2. b Pairwise comparison, p < .05. B = Black, H = Hispanic, W = White