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Table 1 Maternal and neonatal clinical characteristics

From: Maternal obesity influences expression and DNA methylation of the adiponectin and leptin systems in human third-trimester placenta

Variable Control (N = 18) Obese (N = 12) p value
Ethnicity Caucasian Caucasian  
Maternal age (years) 32 ± 3 34 ± 4 0.13
Maternal height (m) 1.6 ± 0.09 1.6 ± 0.04 0.42
Maternal weight (before pregnancy) (kg) 51.3 ± 10 98.5 ± 13 < 0.0001
BMI (before pregnancy) (kg/m2) 21.2 ± 3.2 35.8 ± 4.2 < 0.0001
Gestational age at delivery (weeks of amenorrhea) 39 ± 1.1 38 ± 1 0.085
Placental weight (g) 669.5 ± 135.2 714.8 ± 183.1 0.27
Placental length (cm) 19.3 ± 1.9 18.6 ± 2.3 0.32
Placental width (cm) 16.7 ± 1.6 17.3 ± 1.2 0.23
Placental thickness (cm) 2.1 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 1.1 0.21
Infant’s gender (% male) 50 42 0.34
Birthweight of male infants (g) 3375.56 ± 298.22 3282 ± 165.4 0.26
Birthweight of female infants (g) 3415.6 ± 541.6 3459.6 ± 418.3 0.50
Placental weight for male infants (g) 680.8 ± 132.8 670.1 ± 88.2 0.50
Placental weight for female infants (g) 653.1 ± 158.8 746.8 ± 231.1 0.34
Birthweight/placental weight ratio for male infants 5.4 ± 0.5 4.95 ± 0.52 0.09
Birthweight/placental weight ratio for female infants 5.3 ± 0.75 4.9 ± 1.2 0.20