Table 6

Effect estimates for randomised trials of lifestyle advice versus standard care

Outcome or subgroup

Studies

Participants

Statistical method

Effect estimate


Large for gestational age

6

1,008

Odds ratio (Fixed, 95% CI)

0.91 (0.62, 1.32)

Caesarean delivery

6

663

Odds ratio (Fixed, 95% CI)

0.96 (0.68, 1.36)

Gestational diabetes

6

1,017

Odds ratio (M-H, Fixed, 95% CI)

0.80 (0.58, 1.10)a

Gestational weight gain (kg)

10

1,228

Mean difference (Fixed, 95% CI)

-2.21 (-2.86, -1.57)a

Birth weight (g)

7

1,133

Mean difference (Fixed, 95% CI)

-56.64 (-120.15, 6.88)


aStatistically significant pooled estimates. CI: confidence interval

Oteng-Ntim et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:47   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-47

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