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Table 1 Characteristics and serum lipids of participants included in the study

From: Association between ethnicity and obesity with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) function and subclass distribution

  White normal-weight (n = 12) White obese (n = 9) Black normal-weight (n = 8) Black obese (n = 11)
Age (yr) 26 ± 2 34 ± 2B, C 23 ± 2 27 ± 2
BMI (kg/m2) 22.6 ± 0.7 33.4 ± 0.8B, C 22.8 ± 0.9 38.5 ± 0.7D
Fat (kg) 19.2 ± 1.4 40.4 ± 1.6C 17.1 ± 1.7 44.9 ± 1.5D
Body fat (%) 29.5 ± 1.4 43.7 ± 1.6C 30.0 ± 1.7 46.7 ± 1.5D
VAT area (cm2) 62.2 ± 11.3 144.9 ± 13.1B, C 56.9 ± 13.9 95.6 ± 11.8D
SAT area (cm2) 187.0 ± 19.1 471.6 ± 22.0B, C 175.2 ± 23.4 594.2 ± 19.9d
Serum lipids
 HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.7 ± 0.1a 1.5 ± 0.1B 1.3 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.1
 LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.0 ± 0.2 2.5 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.2
 Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.9 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.1 0.5 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.1
 Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.1 ± 0.2 4.6 ± 0.3B 3.6 ± 0.3 3.5 ± 0.2
  1. Values are unadjusted means ± SEM. All p values are adjusted for age
  2. a p < 0.05 white normal-weight vs black normal-weight
  3. B p < 0.01 white obese vs black obese
  4. C p < 0.01 normal-weight vs obese white
  5. d p < 0.05 and D p < 0.01 normal-weight vs obese black