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Table 1 Characteristics of Participants by Gender-Race/Ethnic Groups (mean, SE) - NHANES 2003-2006, ages 20-65 y (n = 3,370)

From: Assessing Physical Activity and its Relationship to Cardiovascular Risk Factors: NHANES 2003-2006

Variable White
(N = 1763)
Black
(N = 761)
Mexican American
(N = 846)
Total
(N = 3370)
  Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
Male (%) 51.8 1.1 47.5 2.0 56.9 1.5 51.7 1.0
Age (y) 41.7 0.4 39.0 0.4 36.2 0.6 40.8 0.4
Height (cm) 171.6 0.2 169.8 0.4 164.9 0.3 170.7 0.2
Weight (kg) 82.3 0.6 85.9 1.2 77.1 0.8 82.2 0.5
Body Mass Index 27.9 0.2 29.8 0.4 28.3 0.3 28.2 0.2
Overweight (%) 32.9 1.1 33.5 2.1 40.1 1.7 33.7 1.1
Obese (%) 29.9 1.5 42.9 2.4 31.4 1.9 31.7 1.3
Hypertensive (%) 22.4 1.3 30.0 2.1 12.5 1.7 22.4 1.1
Diabetic (%) 3.6 0.5 8.0 1.1 5.0 0.8 4.3 0.5
SBP (mmHg) 119.5 0.5 123.2 0.8 117.7 0.6 119.8 0.5
DBP (mmHg) 72.3 0.3 72.5 0.5 69.6 0.5 72.0 0.3
Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) 200.3 1.1 191.7 1.5 196.8 1.5 198.8 0.8
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 54.5 0.4 56.7 1.0 50.1 0.5 54.3 0.3
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 110.6 1.6 107.6 1.9 114.0 1.9 110.6 1.2
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 131.3 3.2 116.1 5.4 147.1 9.9 131.0 2.9
Plasma Glucose (mg/dL)* 99.1 1.0 102.1 2.0 104.0 1.9 99.9 0.9
  1. *Fasting sampling weights were used for plasma glucose concentrations. Plasma glucose sample sizes: n = 771 white, n = 306 black, n = 370 Mexican American, n = 1447 total sample