Table 1.

Mean demographic and dietary factors in white and black womena

ParameterWhite(n = 330)Black(n = 146)
Age (yr)65.8 (65.9; 58.5 to 73.5)67.5 (67.9; 61.0 to 73.0)
BMI (kg/m2)26.1 (25.1; 20.8 to 32.8)29.3 (28.2; 23.2 to 35.9)
Hypertension (n [%])150 (45.5)105 (71.9)
Diabetes (n [%])26 (7.9)21 (14.4)
Thiazide use (n [%])38 (11.5)39 (26.7)
Hormone replacement177 (53.6)46 (31.5)
Therapy (n [%])
Supplement use (n [%])
    multivitamins201 (60.9)87 (59.6)
    calcium211 (63.9)74 (50.7)
    vitamin D111 (33.6)69 (47.3)
Dietary factors
    animal protein (g/d)50 (49; 33 to 68)44 (44; 30 to 60)
    total calcium (mg/d)1297 (1179; 634 to 2061)1029 (857; 447 to 1829)
    total vitamin D (IU/d)448 (449; 116 to 783)440 (407; 88 to 906)
    % calories from
        fat29.027.8
        carbohydrates53.457.5
        protein18.116.7
  • a Data are means (median; 10th to 90th percentile range) except where noted.