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Table 6 Determinants of birth skeletal size and fat in boys and girls:

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

  Boys skeletal size Girls skeletal size Boys fat Girls fat
Maternal skeletal component 0.235*** (0.055) 0.390*** (0.152) -0.150 (0.023) 0.050 (0.003)
Maternal fat component 0.071 (0.005) 0.053 (0.003) 0.163* (0.027) 0.357*** (0.127)
Paternal skeletal component 0.164 (0.027) 0.250*** (0.063) -0.048 (0.002) -0.033 (0.001)
Paternal fat component 0.095 (0.009) 0.045 (0.002) 0.095 (0.009) 0.056 (0.003)
  1. Correlation coefficients (r) of relationships between birth components and parents' components. R2 is given in brackets. ***p < 0.001, *p < 0.05.(based on Bonferroni adjusted p values).