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Table 1 Characteristics of mothers and infants from the ROLO Cohort

From: Maternal and fetal blood lipid concentrations during pregnancy differ by maternal body mass index: findings from the ROLO study

  Total (n = 327) BMI < 25 (n = 149) BMI 25–29.9 (n = 127) BMI ≥ 30 (n = 51) P-value
Maternal Characteristics
Age at delivery (years) 33.10 (3.90) 33.44 (3.75) 32.80 (4.10) 32.59 (3.91) 0.29
BMI at 13 weeks’ gestation (kg/m2) 26.40 (4.60) 22.83 (1.61) 27.11 (1.40) 34.77 (3.65)
Achieved 3rd level education (n(%)) 174 (58.6) 83 (61.0) 71 (55.0) 18 (40.0) 0.03*
Smoked during pregnancy (n(%)) 7 (2.1) 0 (0) 6 (4.7) 1 (2) 0.03*
Ethnicity (Caucasian) (n(%)) 323 (98.8) 147 (98.6) 127 (100) 50 (98.0) 0.66
Neonatal/Infant Characteristics
Male sex (n(%)) 157 (47.4) 74 (49.7) 57 (44.2) 25 (49) 0.64
Gestational age at delivery (weeks) 40.4 (1.07) 40.33 (1.07) 40.49 (0.98) 40.40 (1.32) 0.51
Birth weight (kg) 4.07 (0.47) 4.00 (0.47) 4.13 (0.44) 4.10 (0.55) 0.07
Birth weight centile 72.90 (24.9) 74.36 (25.65) 74.27 (22.26) 64.91 (27.91) 0.06
  1. All data expressed as either mean (SD) or n (%) for available data on cohort, BMI Body mass index. Statistical comparisons by one-way ANOVA or Chi-square tests. *P < 0.05