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Table 1 Characteristics of native Japanese, Japanese-Americans and Caucasian women.

From: Comparison of performance-based measures among native Japanese, Japanese-Americans in Hawaii and Caucasian women in the United States, ages 65 years and over: a cross-sectional study

  Native Japanese Japanese-Americans Caucasians
  N = 163 N = 681 N = 9403
Characteristics Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age [range] (years) 70.6 [65–85] 4.9 74.6a [65–92] 4.6 71.6a,b [65–99] 5.3
Height (cm) 147.9 5.2 150.2a 6.1 159.2a,b 6.0
Weight (kg) 49.5 6.7 52.9a 9.3 66.4a,b 12.5
Body mass 22.6 2.7 23.5 4.4 26.2a,b 4.6
index (kg/m2)       
  1. a; p < 0.05 compared to native Japanese. b; p < 0.05 compared to Japanese-Americans.