Table 1.

Characteristics of Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women participating as controls in three population-based studies; values are n (%) or mean ± SE

HispanicNon-Hispanic WhiteP*
Total4621,702
Center
    Arizona117 (25.3)194 (11.4)
    California99 (21.4)182 (10.7)
    Colorado50 (10.8)525 (30.8)
    New Mexico83 (18.0)256 (15.0)
    Utah113 (24.5)545 (32.0)
Age56.0 ± 0.660.4 ± 0.3<0.001
Birthweight, kg3.12 ± 0.043.23 ± 0.030.03
Height, m1.56 ± 0.0031.63 ± 0.002<0.001
BMI, kg/m230.0 ± 0.327.5 ± 0.2<0.001
Waist, cm92.4 ± 0.787.2 ± 0.4<0.001
WHR0.843 ± 0.0040.813 ± 0.002<0.001
  • * P values for differences in anthropometric variables by ethnicity are from generalized linear models, controlling for age.

  • For birthweight, n = 254 for Hispanics and n = 626 for non-Hispanic Whites.