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Table 2 Birth outcomes of infants by maternal nativity: Taiwan Birth Cohort Study, 2005

From: Adverse birth outcomes among native-born and foreign-born mothers in Taiwan: A population-based birth cohort study

Birth outcome Taiwan China Southeast Asia p
Mean birth weight 3102±448.6 3218±456.0 3094±412.3  
mean ± SD (g)
Low birth weight 6.9 4.7a 5.2c 0.001d
(<2500 g), %
Mean gestational age 38±1.6 39±1.6 39±1.6  
mean ± SD (wk)
Preterm birth (<37 wk), % 8.4 6.3a 7.2 0.02
  1. p: test for proportion.
  2. aSignificant difference at 0.05 level between Taiwan-born and China-born mothers.
  3. bSignificant difference at 0.05 level between China-born and Southeast Asia-born mothers.
  4. cSignificant difference at 0.05 level between Taiwan-born and Southeast Asia-born mothers.
  5. dSignificant after Bonferroni correction. By Bonferroni correction test, a p value of < 0.0167 was regarded as significant.