Table 1.

Age and anthropometric data for the young and older women

Variable Young Older P Value
Age, yr22.4 ± 0.8 60.9 ± 1.0* <0.001
BMI, kg/m2 22.7 ± 0.4 25.5 ± 1.0* 0.03
Body fat, % 22.0 ± 1.031.2 ± 1.5* <0.001
Mass, kg62.2 ± 1.7 68.4 ± 3.2 0.12
Fat mass, kg13.8 ± 0.9 21.7 ± 1.9* 0.01
Fat-free mass, kg 48.4 ± 1.1 46.8 ± 1.6 0.41
Waist girth, cm 75.4 ± 1.2 92.4 ± 3.1* <0.001
Hip girth, cm 98.8 ± 1.5106.5 ± 2.7* 0.03
Waist-to-hip ratio0.76 ± 0.01 0.87 ± 0.02* <0.001
  • Values are means ± SE. BMI, body mass index.

  • * Significantly different (P < 0.05) from young women.