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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects (N = 51) at baseline

From: Body Mass Index, percent body fat, and regional body fat distribution in relation to leptin concentrations in healthy, non-smoking postmenopausal women in a feeding study

Characteristics Mean Median (range)
Age (y) 59.7 58.2 (49.2–78.8)
Height (cm) 163.9 163.1 (152.1–179.7)
Weight (kg) 74.8 73.2 (42.1–117.4)
BMI (kg/m2) 27.8 26.9 (17.7–42.5)
Total body fat (g) 29,744 26,808 (7,942–55,756)
Central fat (g) 13,830 13,234 (3,056–26,396)
Peripheral fat (g) 14,299 12,476 (4,163–29,507)
Lean mass (g) 39,608 38,973 (29,651–53,548)
% Body Fat 41.3% 42.5% (17.8%–55.7%)
Age at menarche (yrs) 12.7 13 (10–16)
Duration of menses (yrs) 33.3 35 (12–45)
Years since last menses 13.1 12 (1–38)
Parity (# of children) 3 2 (0–8)
†Age at first birth (yrs) 23.2 22 (16–36)
Leptin, ng/dL 19.8 17.5 (2.9–78.2)
Characteristics   No (%)
Race    
White   38 (74.5%)
Black   11 (21.6%)
Asian   2 (3.9%)
Menopause type    
Natural   39 (76.5%)
Hysterectomy   12 (23.5%)
Family history of breast cancer    
Yes   11 (21.5%)
  1. † Based on n = 43 subjects