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Table 1 Physical characteristic of the mothers and their daughters according to ethnicity

From: Intra-familial and ethnic effects on attitudinal and perceptual body image: a cohort of South African mother-daughter dyads

  Black (n = 44)   Mixed ancestry (n = 64)   White (n = 60)  
  Mothers Girls Mothers Girls Mothers Girls
Age (years) 38.5 ± 9.0 10.5 ± 0.9b 38.4 ± 4.7a 10.1 ± 0.7 41.5 ± 4.6a 9.9 ± 0.8b
BMI (kg/m 2 women) and WHO BMI (% girls) 32.1 ± 7.1cd 56.7 ± 32.8 26.1 ± 4.5c 58.8 ± 29.2 25.2 ± 4.0d 60.9 ± 25.5
Body fat (%) 34.7 ± 6.3ab 24.7 ± 5.3 32.4 ± 4.9a 24.3 ± 4.7 31.6 ± 4.8b 24.9 ± 4.4
  1. Values are expressed as Means ± Standard Deviations: Matching superscripts present significant differences between groups: ab p < 0.05, c dp< 0.001