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Table 2 Anthropometric measurements

From: Simple method for identification of women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in Arusha urban, Tanzania

Respondent Variables Frequency Percent Mean (± SD)
Body fat percentage 468 100.0 33.4 (SD ± 7.8)
Self-reported pre-pregnancy weight (kg) 240 51.3 67 (SD ± 12.5)
Not remember pre-pregnancy weight (kg) 228 48.7  
Pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) 240 51.3 25.6(± 5.7)
Pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) classification
 Underweight (< 18.5) 15 6.6  
 Normal (18.5–24.9) 120 47.1 25.5 (SD ± 6.3)
 Overweight (25–29.9) 57 25.1  
 Obese (≥ 30) 48 21.1  
 Measured Height (cm) 468 100.0 159 (SD ± 6.3)
 Weight during pregnancy (kg) 468 100.0 68.9(SD ± 12.9)
 BMI during pregnancy (kg/m2) 468 100.0 27(SD ± 12.9)
MUAC
  < 28 cm = Normal 299 63.9 27 (SD ± 3.8)
  ≥ 28 cm = Above normal 169 36.1