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Table 3 Characteristics of subjects by ethnicity and sex in the HyperGEN study

From: An investigation of the effects of lipid-lowering medications: genome-wide linkage analysis of lipids in the HyperGEN study

Variable Whites African Amercians
  Males Females Males Females
Age, year (n) 52.9 ± 14.0 (1158) 53.7 ± 13.15 (1245) 45.25 ± 13.01 (814) 46.45 ± 13.32 (1400)
BMI, kg/m 2 (n) 29.0 ± 4.7 (1156) 29.0 ± 6.84 (1242) 29.54 ± 6.32 (813) 33.38 ± 8.14 (1399)
Waist/hip, ratio (n) 1.0 ± 0.1 (1104) 0.9 ± 0.09 (1158) 0.93 ± 0.07 (800) 0.88 ± 0.08 (1366)
Drinking status, % yes (n) 42.71% (486/1138) 31.35% (380/1212) 47.64% (383/804) 21.08% (288/1366)
Smoking status, % yes (n) 9.50% (108/1137) 10.55% (128/1213) 37.81% (304/804) 22.62% (309/1366)
Diabetes, % yes (n) 10.02% (116/1158) 10.12% (126/1245) 14.00% (114/814) 18.94% (265/1399)
Estrogen, % yes (n) - 42.07% (509/1210) - 30.65% (418/1364)
Research center, % (n)     
   North Carolina 7.08% (82/1158) 12.61% (157/1245) 22.11% (180/814) 27.86% (390/1400)
   Minnesota 28.76% (333/1158) 27.23% (339/1245) - -
   Massachusetts 27.20% (315/1158) 28.59% (356/1245) - -
   Utah 36.87% (427/1158) 31.41% (391/1245) - -
   Alabama 0.09% (1/1158) 0.16% (2/1245) 77.89% (634/814) 72.14% (1010/1400)
LDL-C, mg/dL (n) 118.26 ± 30.62 (1107) 117.26 ± 33.10(1217) 119.79 ± 37.63 (790) 117.95 ± 37.00 (1376)
   LDL-C (adjusted), mg/dL (n) 125.03 ± 32.78 (1107) 122.19 ± 36.55 (1217) 121.74 ± 39.49 (790) 120.12 ± 38.52 (1376)
HDL-C, mg/dL (n) 43.05 ± 10.87 (1155) 55.04 ± 15.42 (1240) 49.15 ± 14.73 (805) 55.99 ± 15.17 (1382)
   HDL-C (adjusted), mg/dL (n) 42.62 ± 10.92 (1155) 54.78 ± 15.54 (1240) 49.13 ± 14.75 (805) 55.98 ± 15.18 (1382)
TC, mg/dL (n) 193.22 ± 35.84 (1155) 201.23 ± 37.97 (1240) 192.23 ± 41.67 (807) 194.20 ± 40.86 (1382)
   TC (adjusted), mg/dL (n) 200.40 ± 38.66 (1155) 206.52 ± 42.05 (1240) 194.32 ± 43.84 (807) 196.51 ± 42.64 (1382)
* TG, mg/dL (n) 4.94 ± 0.58 (1155) 4.85 ± 0.55 (1240) 4.59 ± 0.58 (807) 4.49 ± 0.51 (1382)
   * TG (adjusted), mg/dL (n) 4.96 ± 0.58 (1155) 4.86 ± 0.56 (1240) 4.60 ± 0.58 (807) 4.50 ± 0.51 (1382)
  1. BMI = Body Mass Index; TC = Total Cholesterol; HDL-C = High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol; LDL-C = Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol; TG = Triglycerides.