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Table 2 Gender and body composition

From: Neonatal body composition by air displacement plethysmography in healthy term singletons: a systematic review

GenderReference-No.Sample size, nBirth weight, g (SD)Weight at assessment, g (SD)Fat-free mass, g (SD)Body fat mass/total body mass, % (SD)Fat mass, g (SD)
female[4, 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30]a18683405 (438)3196 (415)2827 (316)11.1 (4.1)372 (169)
male[4, 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30]b17413534 (443)3324 (429)2979 (344)9.6 (4.0)343 (164)
  1. a Own data contributed n = 153b Own data contributed n = 118
  2. Ref (13) contributed 3 pairs of twins in their sample (1.6% of children in that study)