TABLE 1

Panels for BMI association studies

PanelTypeSexAffection statusnAge (years)BMI (kg/m2)
European American*ScreeningMaleLean28856 ± 1022.3 ± 0.5
Obese55257 ± 935.8 ± 2.2
FemaleLean33657 ± 920.8 ± 0.5
Obese66658 ± 937.8 ± 2.3
Polish*ScreeningMaleLean15156 ± 1021.9 ± 0.4
Obese33454 ± 930.4 ± 1.6
FemaleLean18057 ± 921.2 ± 0.8
Obese36657 ± 833 ± 1.1
FraminghamReplicationMaleLean20660 ± 923.8 ± 1.7
Obese20660 ± 934.4 ± 3.5
Scandinavian unrelatedReplicationMaleLean24763 ± 1122.9 ± 1.6
Obese24164 ± 1131.0 ± 2.2
Scandinavian triosReplicationMaleLean5131 ± 821.0 ± 1.7
Obese5735 ± 931.3 ± 3.2
GCI African American*ReplicationMaleLean7152 ± 920.7 ± 0.6
Obese19253 ± 1035.8 ± 2.0
Maywood African American†ReplicationMaleLean11139 ± 1120.6 ± 1.2
Obese10838 ± 1038.1 ± 6.2
  • Data are means ± SD unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * Lean subjects are in the 5th–12th percentile in BMI, and obese subjects are in the 90th–97th percentile in BMI.

  • Lean subjects are in the bottom quartile and obese subjects are in the top quartile for age-adjusted log(BMI) z score. BMI was also analyzed as a continuous trait in the FHS (847 men), Scandinavian unrelated (977 men), and Scandinavian trios (218 male offspring).