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Table 2 Anthropometric measures in Caucasian and black women with RA

From: Obesity and carotid atherosclerosis in African black and Caucasian women with established rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Anthropometric measures Caucasian women (n= 95) Black women P a (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
  1. 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.