Table 2

Anthropometric measures in Caucasian and black women with RA

Anthropometric measures

Caucasian women

(n = 95)

Black women

Pa

(n = 108)


Height, cm

163 (7)

159 (7)

0.08

Body weight, kg

67.2 (15.2)

75.8 (16.3)

0.03

BMI, kg/m2

25.3 (4.9)

29.9 (6.6)

0.002

Waist circumference, cm

87 (13)

94 (14)

0.06

Waist÷height

0.53 (0.08)

0.59 (0.09)

0.01

Hip circumferenceb

101 (1)

110 (1)

0.2

Waist÷hip

0.84 (0.08)

0.85 (1.12)

0.4


Results are expressed as mean (SD). aP-value adjusted for age and healthcare center; b non-normally distributed variable for which geometric mean (SD) is given. BMI, body mass index; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.

Solomon et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R67   doi:10.1186/ar3784

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