Table 1

Mean (± SE) age, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), fat free mass (FFM), and body fat among overweight, normal weight, and underweight subjects

Weight Classification


Overweight n = 6

Normal Weight n = 12

Underweight n = 3


Variable

Mean ± SE

Mean ± SE

Mean ± SE


Age (years)

22.83 ± 1.09a

20.75 ± 0.77a

20.67 ± 1.54a

Height (m)

1.62 ± 0.02a

1.65 ± 0.02a

1.69 ± 0.04a

Weight (kg)

70.77 ± 2.60a

58.08 ± 1.84b

51.72 ± 3.68b

BMI (kg/m2)

26.85 ± 0.74a

21.14 ± 0.52b

18.07 ± 1.04c

FFM (kg)

48.37 ± 1.74a

44.59 ± 1.22a

41.73 ± 2.83a

Body fat (%)

31.40 ± 1.22a

23.03 ± 0.86b

19.50 ± 1.72b


Note: abcValues in a row with different superscripts differ significantly (p < 0.05).

Riggs et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:40   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-40

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