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Table 1 Descriptive maternal characteristics of 404 women with twin pregnancies by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) status in Al Ain, UAE

From: Burden, associated risk factors and adverse outcomes of gestational diabetes mellitus in twin pregnancies in Al Ain, UAE

  GDM Non-GDM p-value
Number (%) 109 (27.0) 295 (73.0)  
Age (years%)ǂ 31.9 ± 2.4 29.4 ± 5.2  < 0.001
Nulliparity
Yes 19 (24.7%) 80 (36.5%) 0.058
No 58 (75.3%) 139 (63.5%)  
Parity 1.95 ± 1.8 2.1 ± 1.9 0.698
Gravidity 4.1 ± 2.2 3.8 ± 2.1 0.358
Weight at conception 74.0 ± 18.6 68.2 ± 14.3 0.008
Weight at delivery 84.4 ± 16.0 80.8 ± 15.3 0.061
BMI    0.066
Normal 17 (24.3%) 58 (37.7%)  
Overweight 26 (37.1%) 57 (37.0%)  
Obesity 27 (28.6%) 39 (25.3%)  
Weight gain 9.6 ± 7.6 11.4 ± 7.0 0.089
SBP 117.3 ± 12.7 112.1 ± 11.9 0.001
DBP 72.7 ± 10.3 69.9 ± 8.5 0.021
Mode of conception
Assisted 42 (43.30%) 108 (42.7%) 0.918
Spontaneous 55 (56.7%) 145 (57.3%)  
Smoking
Yes 0 (0.00%) 1 (0.3%) 0.543
No 109 (100%) 294 (99.7%)  
Previous GDM
Yes 16 (14.7%) 6 (2.0%)  < 0.001
No 93 (85.3%) 289 (98.0%)  
Previous Hypertension
Yes 0(0.0%) 3 (1.0%) 0.291
No 109 (100%) 292 (99.0%)