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Table 1 Body composition variables for Black and White Americans [9]

From: The vitamin D paradox in Black Americans: a systems-based approach to investigating clinical practice, research, and public health - expert panel meeting report

Variable Blacks % (SE) Whites % (SE) B/W P-value a
Mineral 4.37 (.052) 4.10 (.037) 1.066 .0001
Fat 34.1 (.97) 35.6 (.63) 0.958 .054
Protein 13.9 (.097) 13.4 (.078) 1.037 .0001
Water 47.6 (.37) 46.9 (.27) 1.015 .025
  1. Values given are at Age 47.7, Height 163.6 cm, Weight 66.9 kg. Values are percent of total body weight, obtained by using separate equations for the weight of each compartment and then computing the percentage of the total compartments
  2. a The P-value given is the result of Student’s t-test on the difference between the percentages