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Table 3 The age-specific means and 5th and 95th percentiles for men and women by height categories, adjusted for race* determined from low risk participants of the ARIC Limited Access Data set, 1987–89.

From: Common carotid arterial interadventitial distance (diameter) as an indicator of the damaging effects of age and atherosclerosis, a cross-sectional study of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Community Cohort Limited Access Data (ARICLAD), 1987–89

Men
  Height <170 cm Height 170–179 cm Height 180+ cm
Age Mean Diameter Diameter Percentiles Mean Diameter Diameter Percentiles Mean Diameter Diameter Percentiles
   5 th 95th   5 th 95th   5 th 95th
45 7.45 6.60 8.15 7.59 6.74 8.85 7.84 6.91 8.90
46 7.48 6.62 8.19 7.62 6.75 8.90 7.86 6.90 8.92
47 7.51 6.65 8.23 7.65 6.76 8.94 7.88 6.88 8.95
48 7.53 6.68 8.28 7.69 6.78 8.99 7.90 6.86 8.98
49 7.56 6.70 8.32 7.72 6.79 9.04 7.92 6.85 9.00
50 7.59 6.73 8.36 7.75 6.80 9.08 7.95 6.83 9.03
51 7.61 6.76 8.40 7.78 6.81 9.13 7.97 6.81 9.05
52 7.64 6.78 8.45 7.81 6.83 9.18 7.99 6.80 9.08
53 7.67 6.81 8.49 7.84 6.84 9.22 8.01 6.78 9.11
54 7.69 6.83 8.53 7.87 6.85 9.27 8.03 6.76 9.13
55 7.72 6.86 8.58 7.91 6.86 9.32 8.05 6.75 9.16
56 7.75 6.89 8.62 7.94 6.88 9.36 8.07 6.73 9.19
57 7.77 6.91 8.66 7.97 6.89 9.41 8.09 6.71 9.21
58 7.80 6.94 8.70 8.00 6.90 9.46 8.11 6.70 9.24
59 7.83 6.97 8.75 8.03 6.91 9.50 8.13 6.68 9.26
60 7.85 6.99 8.79 8.06 6.93 9.55 8.15 6.66 9.29
61 7.88 7.02 8.83 8.09 6.94 9.60 8.17 6.65 9.32
62 7.91 7.05 8.88 8.13 6.95 9.64 8.19 6.63 9.34
63 7.93 7.07 8.92 8.16 6.96 9.69 8.21 6.62 9.37
64 7.96 7.10 8.96 8.19 6.98 9.74 8.23 6.60 9.39
Women
  Height <160 cm Height 160–169 cm Height 170+ cm
Age Mean Diameter Diameter Percentiles Mean Diameter Diameter Percentiles Mean Diameter Diameter Percentiles
   5 th 95th   5 th 95th   5 th 95th
45 6.82 6.13 7.75 6.93 6.09 7.93 7.15 6.17 8.10
46 6.84 6.13 7.77 6.97 6.12 7.96 7.18 6.20 8.15
47 6.86 6.13 7.79 7.0 6.15 7.99 7.21 6.22 8.21
48 6.88 6.14 7.81 7.03 6.18 8.02 7.25 6.25 8.26
49 6.90 6.14 7.83 7.06 6.21 8.06 7.28 6.28 8.31
50 6.93 6.14 7.85 7.10 6.24 8.09 7.31 6.30 8.37
51 6.95 6.15 7.87 7.13 6.27 8.12 7.35 6.33 8.42
52 6.97 6.15 7.89 7.16 6.29 8.15 7.38 6.36 8.47
53 6.99 6.15 7.91 7.20 6.32 8.18 7.41 6.39 8.53
54 7.01 6.16 7.93 7.23 6.35 8.22 7.45 6.41 8.58
55 7.03 6.16 7.94 7.26 6.38 8.25 7.48 6.44 8.63
56 7.05 6.16 7.96 7.30 6.41 8.28 7.51 6.47 8.69
57 7.08 6.17 7.98 7.33 6.44 8.31 7.55 6.49 8.74
58 7.10 6.17 8.00 7.36 6.47 8.35 7.58 6.52 8.79
59 7.12 6.17 8.02 7.39 6.50 8.38 7.61 6.55 8.85
60 7.14 6.18 8.04 7.43 6.53 8.41 7.64 6.57 8.90
61 7.16 6.18 8.06 7.46 6.56 8.44 7.68 6.60 8.95
62 7.18 6.18 8.08 7.49 6.59 8.48 7.71 6.63 9.00
63 7.20 6.19 8.10 7.53 6.62 8.51 7.74 6.66 9.06
64 7.23 6.19 8.12 7.56 6.65 8.54 7.78 6.68 9.11
  1. *Diameters adjusted to the same proportion of black participants (13%)