Table 2

Unadjusted means of anthropometric variables of prostate cancer cases and noncases, by race at baseline interview

CharacteristicCaucasiansAfrican Americans
Cases n = 154Non-cases n = 4468Cases n = 47Non-cases n = 708
Height (m)1.731.741.721.73
Weight (kg)76.778.176.276.8
BMI (kg/m2)25.825.725.825.6
Elbow width (cm)7.37.37.47.3
Right subscapular skinfold (mm)16.016.416.016.2
Right triceps skinfold (mm)11.712.410.510.5
Right upper arm girth (cm)31.031.732.032.1