Table 1

Parental and newborn characteristics

NEST - Newborn Epigenetics Study Cohort 2005 to 2006

n

%


BMI mother:

BMI <30 (not obese)

59

67.8

BMI ≥30 (obese)

28

32.2

BMI father:

BMI <30 (not obese)

63

79.7

BMI ≥30 (obese)

16

20.3

Marital status:

Living with partner

72

74.2

Single

25

25.8

Education:

Low (no college degree)

57

58.8

High (at least college degree)

40

41.2

Race:

African American

38

38.8

Caucasian

56

57.1

Other or not specified

4

4.08

Maternal age:

<30 years

56

57.1

≥30 years

42

42.9

Smoking:

Mother never smoked

45

48.4

Quit smoking when pregnant

26

27.9

Smoked during pregnancy

22

23.7

Gestation time:

Preterm (<37 weeks)

10

10.3

Normal (≥37 weeks)

87

86.7

Birth weight:

<2.5 kg

16

16.5

≥2.5 kg

81

83.5

Baby gender:

Male

48

49.5

Female

49

50.5


This sub-cohort includes all NEST families from whom babies were born at Duke University Hospital between July 2005 and November 2006. Characteristics of mothers, fathers and newborns are shown for the 98 participants when data were not missing.

Soubry et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:29   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-29

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