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Table 2 Population estimates of lipid accumulation product and body mass index by sex and age group. Estimates derived for US adults from NHANES III, 1988–1994.

From: The "lipid accumulation product" performs better than the body mass index for recognizing cardiovascular risk: a population-based comparison

    Lipid accumulation product (LAP) cm·mmol/L   Body mass index (BMI) kg/m 2
    P e r c e n t i l e   P e r c e n t i l e
Sex & age Survey sample (N) Geometric mean 25 th 50 th 75 th Geometric mean 25 th 50 th 75th
Men          
18–24 years 685 16.2 9.2 15.5 27.6 23.6 21.1 23.1 25.7
25–49 years 1982 35.0 20.1 35.5 63.2 26.4 23.7 25.9 29.0
50+ years 1780 52.4 33.3 53.4 85.6 26.9 24.3 26.8 29.9
Women          
18–24 years 715 16.6 9.4 16.0 27.6 23.1 20.0 22.4 25.6
25–49 years 2216 25.7 13.6 24.6 47.7 25.4 21.5 24.6 29.5
50+ years 1802 50.2 29.6 51.7 84.5 26.9 23.1 26.4 30.7
All          
18–24 years 1400 16.4 9.2 15.7 27.6 23.4 20.6 22.8 25.6
25–49 years 4198 30.1 16.4 29.7 57.3 25.9 22.5 25.3 29.1
50+ years 3582 51.2 31.1 52.6 85.3 26.9 23.8 26.6 30.3
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