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Table 2 Pre-pregnancy maternal anthropometric data

From: Secular trends in pregnancy weight gain in German women and their influences on foetal outcome: a hospital-based study

  N Mean SD Range
Maternal age 11771 32.5 5.4 18.0-48.1
Maternal height in cm (in) 11771 167.2 (65.8) 6.7 (26.4) 108.0-192.0 (42.5-75.6)
Maternal weight in kg (lbs) 11684 66.7 (147.0) 14.3 (31.5) 37.0-174.8 (81.6-385.4)
Maternal BMI+ 11678 24.0 5.0 13.1-86.8
Maternal BMI classification (n;%)$: underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2) 584 (5.0)    
Normal-weight (BMI 18.5 – 24.9 kg/m2) 7681 (65.8)    
Overweight (BMI 25.0 – 29.9 kg/m2) 2225 (19.1)    
Obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2) 1188 (10.2)    
Parity 11601 1.7 1.0 0-12
  1. Pre-pregnancy maternal data of women who born a live singleton new-born between 2000 and 2012 at the Clinic for Gynaecology at the University Hospital of Cologne/Germany.
  2. +Body Mass Index was calculated as bodyweight (kg) divided by height squared (m2); $ Body Mass Index classification according to WHO guidelines; cm = centimetre; in = inch; kg = kilogram; lbs = pounds; BMI = Body Mass Index; SD = standard deviation; Range = minimum and maximum.