Table 1.

Anthropometric measures for U.S. men ≥40 years of age, NHANES 2001-2004

CharacteristicWhite (n = 1,476)Black (n = 435)Mexican American (n = 485)P*
Age (y)52.0 (46.0, 63.0)50.0 (44.0, 58.0)49.0 (44.0, 58.0)<0.001
Height (cm)177.3 (172.1, 182.2)176.5 (172.5, 181.4)170.3 (165.7, 174.2)<0.001
Weight (kg)88.6 (78.9, 99.4)86.1 (75.3, 100.4)81.2 (72.2, 90.5)<0.001
BMI (kg/m2)28.3 (25.5, 31.2)27.3 (24.6, 31.6)28.2 (25.7, 31.0)0.110
Waist (cm)103.1 (95.7, 111.5)97.8 (89.7, 108.7)100.4 (93.3, 106.6)<0.001
Triceps skinfold (mm)14.2 (11.0, 19.0)12.5 (8.4, 17.3)12.3 (9.6, 16.2)<0.001
Subscapular skinfold (mm)19.4 (15.0, 24.2)19.0 (13.6, 25.0)20.1 (16.2, 24.4)0.301
Total body water (liter)46.2 (42.4, 50.3)45.5 (41.5, 50.4)43.2 (39.9, 46.9)<0.001
Obese, BMI ≥30 kg/m2 (%)33.533.233.10.988
PSA >4 ng/mL (%)5.97.83.50.050
  • NOTE: Continuous variables are presented as median (25th percentile, 75th percentile); discrete variables are presented as weighted percentages.

  • * P value for testing the association between race and the ranks for the continuous variable; Pearson χ2 test for discrete variables.