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Table 1 General characteristics of the subjects

From: An epigenome-wide study of obesity in African American youth and young adults: novel findings, replication in neutrophils, and relationship with gene expression

General characteristics EpiGO LACHY BP stress cohort
Lean Obese
N 92 96 284 228
Female (%) 50.0 51.0 50.0 57.5
Age (years) 17.7 ± 1.7 17.7 ± 1.8 16.2 ± 1.3 27.8 ± 3.3
Age range (years) 14.0–20.9 14.1–21.0 13.8–19.0 18.9–35.6
BMI (kg/m2) 18.8 ± 1.3 39.8 ± 6.8 24.1 ± 5.6 31.4 ± 8.6
BMI range (kg/m2) 15.0–21.7 28.1–70.1 16.4–45.9 17.6–59.6
BMI percentile (%) 18.7 ± 11.0 98.8 ± 1.1 65.7 ± 28.3
BMI percentile range (%) 0.8–41.7 95.0–99.9 2.3–99.7