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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics of the preeclamptic and normotensive pregnant women

From: High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among normotensive and hypertensive pregnant women in Ghana

Parameters NP (n = 92) PE (n = 88) p-value
Height (m) 1.57 ± 0.09 1.60 ± 0.08 0.030
Pre-gestational weight (kg) 65.71 ± 13.84 73.01 ± 14.90 0.001
Pre-gestational BMI (kg/m2) 26.81 ± 5.47 28.80 ± 6.16 0.023
Weight at sampling (kg) 70.40 ± 14.32 78.94 ± 15.48 < 0.0001
BMI at sampling (kg/m2) 28.73 ± 5.64 31.15 ± 6.46 0.008
% body weight gain at sampling 7.37 ± 3.56 8.35 ± 3.76 0.073
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. The means of the clinical variables in PE were compared with those of NP using independent (unpaired) t-test. Statistically significant level was set at p-value < 0.05
  2. PE Preeclamptic women, NP Normotensive pregnant control, BMI Body mass index