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Table 1 Characteristics of PAGE participants, by race/ethnicity and PAGE site

From: Genetic variants associated with fasting glucose and insulin concentrations in an ethnically diverse population: results from the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study

European Americans African Americans
Site N Female (%) Age BMI Fasting glucose Fasting insulin N Female (%) Age BMI Fasting glucose Fasting insulin,
    yrs kg/m2 mmol/L pmol/L    yrs kg/m2 mmol/L pmol/L
ARIC 10221 53.4 54.2 (5.7) 26.7 (4.6) 5.5 (0.5) 60.7 (44.7) 3162 61.4 53.2 (5.8) 29.1 (6.0) 5.5 (0.6) 79.7 (58.3)
CHS 3902 58.0 72.6 (5.6) 26.1 (4.3) 5.5 (0.5) 82.4 (42.3) 607 63.1 73.0 (5.8) 27.9 (5.4) 5.5 (0.6) 77.9 (47.4)
EAGLE 3713 54.4 51.1 (19.6) 27.3 (5.7) 5.5 (1.1) 64.3 (42.5) 1791 55.5 41.5 (16.2) 28.6 (6.6) 5.3 (1.3) 75.1 (59.4)
MEC 238 44.2 67.8 (8.1) 25.2 (4.1) 4.7 (0.6) 43.5 (39.4) 157 22.3 67.8 (7.1) 27.3 (4.2) 4.7 (0.9) 43.0 (30.9)
WHI 5249 100.0 67.0 (6.9) 28.0 (6.3) 5.2 (0.5) 52.9 (41.2) 1809 100.0 62.0 (7.1) 31.6 (7.2) 5.1 (0.6) 72.9 (49.0)
Total 23323       7526      
Hispanics American Indians
Site N Female (%) Age BMI Fasting glucose Fasting insulin N Female (%) Age BMI Fasting glucose Fasting insulin
    yrs kg/m 2 mmol/L pmol/L    yrs kg/m 2 mmol/L pmol/L
EAGLE 2215 50.7 41.6 (17.1) 28.1 (5.4) 5.5 (1.3) 78.1 (55.5)       
MEC 133 33.8 67.5 (6.9) 26.1 (3.3) 4.7 (0.6) 34.9 (31.5)       
SHCS        1714 56.5 55.8 (8.3) 29.4 (6.0) 5.6 (0.6) 87.5 (70.4)
WHI 792 100.0 60.0 (6.7) 28.2 (5.4) 5.1 (0.5) 63.1 (43.5) 65 100.0 62.0 (7.8) 28.8 (5.4) 5.1 (0.6) 64.2 (51.0)
Total 3140       1779      
East Asians       
Site N Female (%) Age BMI Fasting glucose Fasting insulin       
    yrs kg/m 2 mmol/L pmol/L       
MEC 414 51.6 68.7 (7.9) 24.3 (3.4) 4.8 (0.6) 41.4 (23.9)       
WHI 397 100.0 65.0 (7.4) 25.1 (4.5) 5.3 (0.5) 44.4 (25.8)       
Total 811            
  1. Means and standard deviations are shown for continuous characteristics. ARIC: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study; CHS: Cardiovascular Health Study; EAGLE: Epidemiologic Architecture of Genes Linked to Environment; MEC: Multiethnic Cohort; WHI: Women’s Health Initiative; SHCS: Strong Heart Cohort Study; BMI: body mass index; Note: minimum BMI was 18.5 for all sites and ancestry groups.