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Table 2 Characteristics of parents in EFSOCH.

From: Assessing newborn body composition using principal components analysis: differences in the determinants of fat and skeletal size

  Mothers (mean +/- SD) Fathers (mean +/- SD)
n 699 699
Age (years) 30 +/- 5.2 33 +/- 6.0
Weight (kg)* 74.7 (63.5–88.0) 83.4 (70.9–98.1)
Height (cm) 164.9 +/- 6.3 177.8 +/- 6.7
BMI (kg/m2) 27.9 +/- 4.7 26.7 +/- 3.9
Knee heel (cm) 49.5 +/- 2.5 53.9 +/- 2.6
Sitting Height (cm) 85.3 +/- 3.4 90.5 +/- 3.5
Head Circumference (cm) 55.8 +/- 1.5 58.3 +/- 1.6
Arm Circumference (cm) 29.0 +/- 3.5 31.7 +/- 3.1
Bicep skinfold thickness (mm)* 11.1 (7.4–16.7) 6.5 (4.1–10.1)
Tricep skinfold thickness (mm)* 20.1 (14.4–28.2) 10.5 (6.7–16.5)
Subscapular skinfold thickness (mm)* 20.1 (13.4–30.1) 17.0 (11.0–26.3)
Suprailiac skinfold thickness (mm) N/A 26.6 +/- 10.3
Waist circumference (cm) N/A 92.2 +/- 11.1
Hip circumference (cm) N/A 104.6 +/- 7.0
  1. * Log transformed data – geometric mean and SD range reported