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Table 1 Anthropometric measurements and other characteristics of the study sample. The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III 1988–94).

From: Ethnic and age-related fat free mass loss in older Americans: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)

Characteristics Non-Hispanic Whites African Americans
  Men Women Men Women
  Mean ± SE Mean ± SE Mean ± SE Mean ± SE
  (N = 2,106) (N = 1,966) (N = 948) (N = 783)
Age (years)* 65.94 (14.2) 66.62 (14.5) 58.41 (12.9) 58.51 (13.6)
Body Weight (kg)* 81.20 (15.7) 68.28 (16.0) 81.40 (17.8) 78.64 (20.0)
Standing Height (cm) 174.00 (7.1) 159.54 (7.0) 174.48 (7.4) 161.91 (6.5)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 26.75 (4.5) 26.78 (5.8) 26.66 (5.2) 29.95 (7.2)
Triceps Skinfold (mm) 13.49 (5.9) 23.29 ± (8.1)* 12.34 (6.8) 26.08 (9.2)*
Suprailiac Skinfold (mm) 20.41 (8.9) 20.03 (9.6) 20.40 (10.6) 25.04 (10.3)*
Thigh Skinfold (mm) 15.09 (7.6) 30.40 (8.8) 12.48 (7.1) 29.40 (9.7)
Body Density (g/cm3) 1.05 (0.01) 1.03 (0.0) 1.05 (0.0) 1.03 (0.0)
Fat Free Mass (kg) 64.26 (0.3) 46.65 (0.2)* 63.87 (0.4) 49.53 (0.4)*
Fat Free Mass Index (kg/m2) 20.81 (0.1) 17.91 (0.1)* 20.82 (0.1) 18.82 (0.1)*
  1. Note: Values are mean (SE); * Indicates statistical significant difference for within gender comparison of Non-Hispanic Whites with non-Hispanic African Americans at two-sided p < 0.05.