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Table 2 The characteristics of mothers in different weight growth patterns

From: A risk factor for early wheezing in infants: rapid weight gain

Variables Group I Group II Group III F/χ2 P
Case (n) 237 243 221   
Gestational age (weeks, mean ± SD) 38.43 ± 1.48 38.25 ± 1.24 38.11 ± 1.27$ 3.165 0.043
Pregnant frequency (n, mean ± SD) 1.87 ± 1.11 2.06 ± 1.43 2.24 ± 1.47$ 4.450 0.012
Parity (n, mean ± SD) 1.38 ± 0.56 1.35 ± 0.56 1.42 ± 0.59 1.016 0.363
Natural delivery (n, %) 114 (48.10) 113 (46.50) 92 (41.63) 2.081 0.353
Caesarean (n, %) 123 (51.90) 130 (53.50) 129 (58.37)
Exclusive breastfeeding (n, %)
 Yes 63 (26.58) 69 (28.40) 52 (23.53) 1.436 0.488
 No 174 (73.42) 174 (71.60) 169 (76.47)   
Artificial feeding (n, %)
 Yes 68 (28.94) 77 (31.69) 59 (26.70) 1.405 0.495
 No 167 (71.06) 166 (68.31) 162 (73.30)   
Mixed feeding (n, %)
 Yes 106 (44.73) 97 (39.92) 110 (49.77) 4.550 0.103
 No 131 (55.27) 146 (60.08) 111 (50.23)   
Breastfeeding (n, %)
 Yes 169 (71.31) 166 (68.31) 162 (73.30) 1.426 0.490
 No 68 (28.69) 77 (31.69) 59 (26.70)   
Complementary feeding (n, %)
 Yes 38 (16.03) 33 (13.58) 30 (13.57) 0.767 0.681
 No 199 (83.97) 210 (86.42) 191 (86.43)   
  1. #: Group I vs Group II, P < 0.05; *: Group II vs Group III, P < 0.05; $: Group I vs Group III, P < 0.05
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