Table 1 Descriptive factors
FactorsNon-Hispanic whiteLatinoEast AsianAfrican AmericanSouth Asian
N (%)81,278 (80.9%)8322 (8.3%)7290 (7.3%)3069 (3.1%)459 (0.5%)
Female, N (%)47,335 (58.2%)5045 (60.6%)4264 (58.5%)1834 (59.8%)189 (41.2%)
Average number measured (SD)4.3 (1.3)4.2 (1.4)4.0 (1.4)4.3 (1.3)4.0 (1.4)
Age (years)
Male mean (SD)63.9 (12.1)59.1 (13.7)59.2 (13.5)61.6 (11.7)55.3 (13.8)
Female mean (SD)60.3 (13.6)52.9 (14.9)53.4 (14.7)56.5 (14.2)48.0 (13.9)
BMI (kg/m2)
Male mean (SD)28.0 (4.6)29.1 (4.9)26.1 (4.0)29.3 (5.2)25.8 (3.7)
Female mean (SD)27.3 (6.0)28.6 (6.3)24.5 (4.5)30.8 (6.9)25.2 (4.2)
  • Descriptive factors for the GERA subjects used in the genome-wide association study of BMI by ethnicity group at first BMI measurement (for age and BMI). Abbreviations: N, number; BMI, body mass index.