Table 1.

Characteristics of study population by racial/ethnic group

African AmericanNative HawaiianJapanese AmericanLatinaWhite
No. women (%)234 (33.8)77 (10.8)93 (13.0)222 (31.1)88 (12.3)
Mean age (SD), y67.8 (6.7)65.8 (6.4)68.8 (6.2)65.5 (6.2)67.7 (6.8)
Mean height (SD), m1.63 (0.07)1.62 (0.06)1.54 (0.06)1.60 (0.06)1.63 (0.07)
Mean weight (SD), kg76.4 (16.1)74.2 (17.9)54.9 (8.3)71.9 (14.4)70.1 (16.4)
Mean BMI (SD), kg/m228.8 (5.8)28.0 (6.0)23.2 (3.3)28.2 (5.5)26.5 (5.6)
Mean no. children* (SD)3.5 (1.9)4.1 (1.7)3.0 (1.2)4.2 (1.8)3.2 (1.5)
Mean calorie intake (SD), kcal/d1,900 (1,061)2,114 (850)1,751 (625)2,197 (1,077)2,007 (787)
Mean % calories from fat (SD)31.8 (8.0)29.1 (6.0)27.1 (6.3)29.4 (6.8)29.9 (7.6)
Age at menarche ≤12 y (%)42.952.045.749.156.8
Age at first birth ≥31 y* (%)5.85.98.13.513.9
Nulliparous (%)9.39.16.59.18.0
Age at menopause ≥50 y (%)35.039.155.141.245.8
Hysterectomy (%)21.212.77.118.315.3
Bilateral oophorectomy (%)15.612.77.18.77.1
Alcohol drinkers (%)7.16.62.25.117.1
Current smokers (%)21.419.710.99.415.9
  • * Among parous women only.

  • Natural or surgical.

  • At least one drink per day.