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Table 1 Characteristics of Caucasian and Non-Caucasian subjects at baseline.

From: Bioactive oat β-glucan reduces LDL cholesterol in Caucasians and non-Caucasians

  Caucasian Non-Caucasian  
n (male:female) 131:165 30:40 ns
  Mean SD Mean SD p
Age (yr) 53.5 9.1 47.0 7.9 < 0.001
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 27.5 4.2 27.5 4.3 ns
Waist circumference (cm) 93.3 21.1 90.8 12.2 ns
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.99 0.72 5.77 0.77 ns
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.54 0.84 1.58 0.93 ns
HDL cholesterol 1.49 0.41 1.38 0.40 ns
LDL cholesterol 3.78 0.68 3.64 0.82 ns