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Table 2 Obstetrical history, pregnancy outcomes and leukocyte telomere length (n=297)

From: Association between micronutrients and maternal leukocyte telomere length in early pregnancy in Rwanda

  Descriptive Simple Linear regression
Total N (%) or mean +/-SD) Leukocyte telomere Length ( mean +/-SD T/S) Β CI p
Maternal parity
 Nullipara 20 (6.7) 1.23 ± 0.19 Ref   
 Primipara 99 (33.3) 1.15 ± 0.21 -1.44 [-0.09; 0.01] 0.15
 Multipara 178 (60.0) 1.16 ± 0.23 -1.14 [-0.16; 0.04] 0.25
History of stillbirth
 No 286 (96.3) 1.16 ± 0.22 Ref   
 Yes 11 (3.7) 1.13 ± 0.25 -0.03 [-0.17; 0.10] 0.60
Previous miscarriage (na = 292)
 No 250 (85.7) 1.16 ± 0.22 Ref   
 Yes 42 (14.3) 1.16 ± 0.21 -0.01 [-0.08; 0.06] 0.81
Previous Caesarian Section (na = 287)
 No previous C. Section 261 (90.9) 1.16 ± 0.22 Ref   
 Previous C. Section 26 (9.1) 1.12 ± 0.19 -0.06 [-0.13; 0.04] 0.32
Previous Preterm Labor/ birth
 No 246 (82.8) 1.17 ± 0.22 Ref   
 Yes 51 (17.2) 1.16 ± 0.23 0.01 [-0.06; 0.07] 0.84
Mode of delivery
 Caesarian section 58 (19.5) 1.17 ± 0.25 Ref   
 Vaginal 239 (80.5) 1.16 ± 0.21 0.03 [-0.05; 0.08] 0.61
 Gestational age, weeks 38.81± 2.1 1.16 ± 0.22 0.04 [-01; 0.02] 0.59
 Gestational age, weeks (preterm only <37 weeks) (n = 27) 33.59 ± 2.61 1.15 ± 0.15 0.09 [-0.19;0.03] 0.62
Preterm delivery (<37 weeks)
 No 270 (90.9) 1.16 ± 0.23 Ref   
 Yes 27 (9.1) 1.46 ± 0.16 -0.01 [-09; 0.08] 0.84
Preterm delivery (<34 weeks)
 No 286 (96.3) 1.16 ± 0.23 Ref   
 Yes 11 (3.7) 1.17 ± 0.14 0.01 [-0.13; 0.14] 0.98
Late preterm delivery (34-<37 weeks)
 No 281 (94.6) 1.15 ± 0.17 Ref   
 Yes 16 (5.4) 1.16 ± 0.23 -0.02 [-0.13; 0.09] 0.79
 Birthweight (n = 297) (grams) 3153.22 ± 544.45 1.16 ± 0.22 -0.08 [-0.01;0.02] 0.15
 Birthweight preterm (<37 weeks) (n = 27) (grams) 2063.33 ± 616.85 1.15 ± 0.16 0.14 [-0.06; 0.14] 0.47
 Low birth weight (<2500 g) 1874.80 ± 451.84 1.18 ± 0.16 0.27 [-0.05;0.025] 0.20
  1. na Sample size reduced by missing responses among covariates