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Table 5 Comparison of selected maternal socio-demographic characteristics and health behaviors in the singleton children from the Linked CENTURY Study, births from 2004 to 2008, and all Massachusetts births in 2008 [57]

From: The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

  Linked CENTURY Study Massachusetts births
  2004–2008 (N = 30,016) 2008 (N = 76,969)
Maternal characteristics Total N % Total N %
Race/ethnicity   
 White 21947 73.2 51,760 67.2
 Black 2610 8.7 6,652 8.6
 Hispanic 1471 4.9 10,895 14.2
 Asian 3413 11.4 5,958 7.7
 Other 544 1.8 - -
Not US born 7935 26.4 21,299 27.7
Not married at time of birth 5323 17.7 26,146 34.0
Had gestational diabetes mellitus 1240 4.1 3,086 4.0
Cesarean delivery 9700 32.4 26,240 34.3
Initiated breastfeeding 25959 86.6 61,033 80.8