Table 2

Demographics of West-Asian, black and Caucasian male athletes

West-Asian (n=800)Black (n=300)Caucasian (n=120)West-Asian controls (n=135)
Age (years)21.4 ± 6.0* [12–35]23.7 ± 5.0 [12–35]26.6 ± 4.5 [17–35]22.6 ± 6.0 [12–35]
Height (cm)172.7 ± 11 [122–205]181 ± 13.6 [115–217]188.1 ± 12 [159–214]169.9 ± 10 [128–192]
Body mass (kg)69 ± 16.5 [22–150]79.3 ± 17.7 [28–156]86.7 ± 14.3 [58–122]70.3 ± 19.4 [26–154]
BSA (m2)1.74 ± 0.43§ [0.87–2.64]1.91 ± 0.48 [0.92–3.04]2.1 ± 0.36 [1.60–2.63]1.68 ± 0.52 [1.15–2.71]
  • Values are expressed as mean ± SD and [range].

  • * West-Asian athletes vs West-Asian controls, p<0.05.

  • West-Asian athletes vs black and Caucasian athletes, p<0.001.

  • West-Asian and black athletes vs Caucasian athletes, p<0.05.

  • § West-Asian athletes vs black athletes, p<0.05.