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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Comparison of visceral adipose tissue DNA methylation and gene expression profiles in female adolescents with obesity

Subjects N Age (year) Height (cm) Weight (kg)a BMIa
Gene expression cohort
 Lean 15 15 ± 2 161 ± 6 56.3 ± 11.1 21.6 ± 2.7
  African American 5 16 ± 3 162 ± 8 60.3 ± 14.2 22.4 ± 3.7
  Caucasian 5 16 ± 1 162 ± 7 55.6 ± 9.3 21.2 ± 2.0
  Hispanic 5 13 ± 2 158 ± 5 53.3 ± 9.3 21.1 ± 2.0
 Obese 15 17 ± 2 162 ± 8 124.4 ± 29 47.0 ± 9.7
  African American 5 16 ± 2 165 ± 7 140.2 ± 20.6 51.7 ± 9.8
  Caucasian 5 16 ± 2 163 ± 10 111.5 ± 37.7 41.5 ± 9.2
  Hispanic 5 13 ± 2 158 ± 8 121.3 ± 23,6 47.8 ± 9.0
DNA methylation cohort
  Lean 10 15 ± 3 162 ± 7 57.5 ± 2.9 21.9 ± 3.0
    African American 4 16 ± 3 160 ± 7 57.2 ± 14.7 21.8 ± 4.0
    Caucasian 2 16 ± 1 166 ± 9 64.5 ± 12.2 22.9 ± 1.6
    Hispanic 4 13 ± 1 159 ± 5 54.8 ± 10.1 21.4 ± 2.6
  Obese 10 15 ± 2 159 ± 7 114.2 ± 28.5 44.8 ± 9.8
   African American 4 17 ± 3 164 ± 7 148.8 ± 8.7 55.6 ± 5.3
   Caucasian 4 16 ± 2 159 ± 5 95.4 ± 12.6 37.9 ± 5.0
   Hispanic 2 16 ± 1 153 ± 9 98.2 ± 3.0 42.1 ± 6.1
  1. Data are mean ± SD
  2. Methylation cohort represents a subcohort of the gene expression cohort; no statistical significance for phenotype data between the gene expression and methylation cohorts was found
  3. BMI body mass index = weight (kg)/height (m)2
  4. aSignificant difference (p < 0.05) between lean and obese groups