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Table 2 Fat mass and anthropometric data according to type of feeding in infants at 6 months

From: Anthropometric and clinical correlates of fat mass in healthy term infants at 6 months of age

  All
n = 102
Exclusive/predominant Breastfeeding
n = 26
Breastfeeding up to 6 months + Formula
n = 47
Breastfeeding
< 6 months + Formula
n = 29
BMI (kg/m2) 17.4 ± 1.6 17.8 ± 2.0 17.3 ± 1.3 17.1 ± 1.6a
Waist circumference (cm) 39.4 ± 2.7 40.0 ± 3.1 39.3 ± 2.8 39.1 ± 2.2
Triceps skinfold (mm) 8.1 ± 1.9 8.6 ± 2.2 7.7 ± 1.6a 8.2 ± 1.9
Skinfolds sum (mm) 21.6 ± 4.5 23.2 ± 5.7 20.9 ± 3.6a 21.3 ± 4.4a
Fat mass (%) 25.8 ± 5.9 29.4 ± 5.6 24.9 ± 5.8b 23.9 ± 5.2c
Fat mass (kg) 1.9 ± 0.6 2.1 ± 0.6 1.8 ± 0.6b 1.7 ± 0.4a
FMI (FMkg/length2) 4.5 ± 1.4 5.3 ± 1.5 4.3 ± 1.3b 4.2 ± 1.1c
  1. Data are shown as Mean ± SD
  2. One-way ANCOVA. LSD post hoc test. ap < 0.05, bp < 0.01 and cp < 0.001 vs Exclusive/predominant breastfeeding
  3. Model adjusted by sex, BMI/A (z-score) at birth and pre-gestational BMI (kg/m2)
  4. BMI Body mass index, FMI Fat mass index, FMkg kilograms of fat mass
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