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Table 2 Blood lipid Intervals during early and late pregnancy by maternal BMI category

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

Early Pregnancy (13 weeks’ gestation)
  Total Group (n = 284) BMI < 25 (n = 136) BMI 25–29.99 (n = 104) BMI ≥ 30 (n = 42)
Percentile 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5
Total cholesterol 1.75 4.58 6.73 1.59 4.29 6.69 1.67 4.80 6.92 1.77 4.65 6.31
Triglycerides 0.35 1.03 2.12 0.29 0.94 2.02 0.37 1.07 2.13 0.37 1.32 2.54
Late Pregnancy (28 weeks’ gestation)
  Total Group (n = 293) BMI < 25 (n = 136) BMI 25–29.9 (n = 114) BMI ≥ 30 (n = 41)
Percentile 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5
Total cholesterol 2.1 6.02 8.61 1.83 6.06 8.82 2.41 6.11 8.57 1.97 5.63 8.50
Triglycerides 0.58 1.71 3.24 0.40 1.66 2.91 0.61 1.71 3.33 0.64 1.84 5.12
Fetal Cord Blood (delivery)
  Total Group (n = 227) BMI < 25 (n = 97) BMI 25–29.9 (n = 96) BMI ≥ 30 (n = 33)
Percentile 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5 2.5 50 97.5
Total cholesterol 1.04 1.70 3.26 1.04 1.73 3.19 1.03 1.68 3.56 0.98 1.63 -a
Triglycerides 0.24 0.46 1.45 0.20 0.46 1.38 0.24 0.44 1.51 0.29 0.54 -a
  1. All blood lipid concentrations given in mmol/L, BMI Body Mass Index (kg/m2)
  2. aSample size insufficient to calculate the 97.5th percentile