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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

SubjectsNAge (year)Height (cm)Weight (kg)aBMIa
Gene expression cohort
 Lean1515 ± 2161 ± 656.3 ± 11.121.6 ± 2.7
  African American516 ± 3162 ± 860.3 ± 14.222.4 ± 3.7
  Caucasian516 ± 1162 ± 755.6 ± 9.321.2 ± 2.0
  Hispanic513 ± 2158 ± 553.3 ± 9.321.1 ± 2.0
 Obese1517 ± 2162 ± 8124.4 ± 2947.0 ± 9.7
  African American516 ± 2165 ± 7140.2 ± 20.651.7 ± 9.8
  Caucasian516 ± 2163 ± 10111.5 ± 37.741.5 ± 9.2
  Hispanic513 ± 2158 ± 8121.3 ± 23,647.8 ± 9.0
DNA methylation cohort
  Lean1015 ± 3162 ± 757.5 ± 2.921.9 ± 3.0
    African American416 ± 3160 ± 757.2 ± 14.721.8 ± 4.0
    Caucasian216 ± 1166 ± 964.5 ± 12.222.9 ± 1.6
    Hispanic413 ± 1159 ± 554.8 ± 10.121.4 ± 2.6
  Obese1015 ± 2159 ± 7114.2 ± 28.544.8 ± 9.8
   African American417 ± 3164 ± 7148.8 ± 8.755.6 ± 5.3
   Caucasian416 ± 2159 ± 595.4 ± 12.637.9 ± 5.0
   Hispanic216 ± 1153 ± 998.2 ± 3.042.1 ± 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