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Table 2 Multiple linear regression of the association between neonatal anthropometry and cord blood C-peptide and leptin

From: Fetal metabolic influences of neonatal anthropometry and adiposity

  B S.E.B. P-value R2 F P-value
Birthweight (Kg)       
 Fetal Leptin 7.611 3.036 0.017 0.422 5.688 <0.001
 Father’s Weight 13.381 5.607 0.022
Abdominal circumference (cm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.038 0.010 <0.001 0.112 3.137 0.005
 Leptin 1st Trimester 0.057 0.025 0.022
Thigh circumference (cm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.017 0.009 0.046 0.073 2.072 0.066
Chest circumference (cm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.031 0.011 0.006 0.059 2.556 0.024
Mid-upper arm circumference (cm) (cm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.018 0.005 <0.001 0.105 3.888 < 0.001
Waist-height ratio
 Fetal Leptin 0.001 0.000 0.015 0.135 1.83 0.132
Subscapular skinfold thickness (mm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.029 0.007 <0.001 0.312 5.142 <0.001
 Early Pregnancy Leptin −0.054 0.017 0.002
Triceps skinfold thickness (mm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.025 0.010 0.019 0.177 2.755 0.017
 Late Pregnancy Leptin −0.037 0.016 0.024
Biceps skinfold thickness (mm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.027 0.006 <0.001 0.137 3.637 0.003
Thigh skinfold thickness (mm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.035 0.007 <0.001 0.173 5.414 <0.001
Sum of all skinfolds (mm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.130 0.022 <0.001 0.296 6.250 <0.001
SS + TR skinfold thickness (mm)
 Fetal Leptin 0.055 0.014 <0.001 0.253 4.195 <0.001
 Late Pregnancy Leptin −0.054 0.022 0.018
  1. SS = Subscapular, TR = Triceps, SS/TR = Central Adiposity SS + TR = General Adiposity, SF = skinfolds. All Multiple Regression analysis included Maternal BMI, Group, Gender, Total Gestation and Maternal Education Level of achievement as Enter variables. Anthropometry was the dependant variable. Only independent variables with a significant effect [p < 0.005] on the dependant variable as determined via simple linear regression were included in the multiple linear regression analysis. S.E.B. is the standard error of the computed value of b