Table 2 Demographic characteristics and TLs parameters for Blacks and Whites.

From: Telomeres shorten at equivalent rates in somatic tissues of adults

  Blacks Whites
Number 35 52
Age (years) 41.58±12.18 (19.31–67.16) 46.09±14.47 (19.59–77.38)
Women (%) 80 63
BSA (m2) 2.09±0.29 (1.59–2.75) 1.97±0.33 (1.58–3.30)*
BMI (Kg m−2) 35±8 (23–48) 32±9 (18–63)
Leucocytes TL (kb) 7.25±0.71 (5.89–9.13) 6.87±0.92 (4.52–10.25)*
Muscle TL (kb) 8.88±0.91 (6.55–11.53) 8.33±0.90 (5.86–10.38)**
Skin TL (kb) 7.33±0.71 (5.63–8.53) 7.27±1.02 (5.03–10.44)
Fat TL (kb) 8.26±0.81 (6.48–9.61) 8.13±1.00 (5.17–10.68)
  1. BMI, body mass index; BSA, body surface area; TL, telomere length.
  2. *P<0.05; **P<0.01 Blacks versus Whites.
  3. Values are mean±s.d. (min—max) or %.
  4. Wilcoxon rank-sum test for difference in medians or χ2.