Anthropometric measurements were compared in 312 white and 242 black women (mean age 54) who were participants in the Charleston Heart Study.
Body mass index (BMI) was greater in black women (27.8 kg/m2) than in white women (24.7 kg/m2) as were body circumferences.
However, when the girth measurements were adjusted for BMI, some racial differences were reversed.
Age, smoking and BMI-adjusted abdominal girth was smaller in the black women than in the white women (88.9 cm vs 92.2 cm).
The ratio of abdomen to midarm circumference was larger in white women than black women (3.24 vs 3.09), and could be interpreted to indicate a less central fat pattern in the black women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anthropométrie, Biométrie corporelle, Poids corporel, Tissu adipeux, Epidémiologie, Obésité, Race, Négroïde, Caucasoïde, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anthropometry, Corporal biometry, Body weight, Adipose tissue, Epidemiology, Obesity, Race, Negroid, Caucasoid, Human, Female, United States, North America, America
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