Table 3.

Metabolic characteristics of the women in the different ethnic groups

SubjectsnAge, yearsWeight, kgHeight, mBMI, kg/m2Fasting glucose,* mg/dlFasting insulin,*, microunits/mlHOMA*, ISI,*, , 10–4 dl/min per microunits/ml
Eastern-Asian3925.8 ± 6.755.5 ± 7.51.63 ± 0.0720.9 ± 2.189.4 (87.1, 91.8)8.0 (6.9, 9.2)1.79 (1.54, 2.08)4.33 (3.79, 4.95)
Asian-Indian1826.4 ± 7.155.7 ± 7.31.60 ± 0.0521.7 ± 2.487.2 (83.8, 90.6)10.5 (8.6, 12.9)2.30 (1.85, 2.86)3.84 (3.17, 4.66)
Caucasian16825.8 ± 6.860.6 ± 7.21.66 ± 0.0622.0 ± 2.087.3 (86.2, 88.4)8.9 (8.4, 9.6)1.95 (1.82, 2.09)4.74 (4.45, 5.05)
Black3423.7 ± 7.662.9 ± 8.01.68 ± 0.0722.3 ± 1.985.2 (82.7, 87.6)9.3 (8.0, 10.8)1.97 (1.69, 2.31)4.09 (3.56, 4.71)
Hispanic1925.7 ± 5.060.8 ± 9.91.64 ± 0.0822.5 ± 2.286.1 (82.8, 89.4)7.8 (6.4, 9.6)1.70 (1.38, 2.10)4.97 (4.12, 6.00)
  • *Data were adjusted for age and BMI.

  • Data are presented as geometric means.