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Table 2 Concentration of the selected fatty acids by quintile in maternal plasma phospholipids at early pregnancy 1

From: The association between interpregnancy interval and birth weight: what is the role of maternal polyunsaturated fatty acid status?

Fatty acid Value Quintile
  Mean ± SD Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5
Concentration total fatty acid (mg/L) 1451.81± 246.55 <1246.71 1246.71-1383.61 1383.61-1500.71 1500.71-1639.51 ≥1639.51
Concentration specific fatty acid 2       
EPA (20:5 n-3) 0.63 ± 0.45 < 0.33 0.33-0.46 0.46- 0.58 0.58 -0.81 ≥ 0.81
DHA (22:6 n-3) 4.07 ± 1.12 <3.74 3.74-4.35 4.35-4.86 4.88-5.54 ≥ 5.54
DGLA (20:3 n-6) 3.45 ± 0.75 < 2.83 2.83-3.23 3.23- 3.56 3.56- 4.05 ≥ 4.05
AA (20:4 n-6) 9.48 ± 1.68 < 8.06 8.06- 8.99 8.99- 9.83 9.83-10.86 ≥ 10.86
  1. 1 n=1659; Blood assessment in early pregnancy at an average pregnancy duration of 13.5 ±3.3 weeks of gestation. EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5 n-3); DHA, docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 n-3), DGLA; dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3 n-6), AA; arachidonic acid (20:4 n-6).