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Table 5 Comparison of the infant’s anthropometric and developmental indices in counselling and control groups

From: Effects of journal therapy counseling with anxious pregnant women on their infants’ sleep quality: a randomized controlled clinical trial

variable Counseling group
(n = 35)
Mean (SD)
Control group
(n = 35)
Mean (SDc)
MD (95%CI)d P-value
Weight
 At birth 3227.5 (472.2) 3111.2 (477.9) 116.3 (− 121.2 to 353.9) 0.331a
 2 months 5001.6 (758.9) 4644.3 (794.6) 189.2 (− 136.1 to 514.7) 0.249b
 4 months 6550.9 (842.4) 6342.9 (643.0)
Height
 At birth 49.0 (3.15) 47.6 (3.9) 1.4 (−0.4 to 3.18) 0.122a
 2 months 54.7 (3.51) 52.5 (5.2) 0.9 (−0.6 to 2.3) 0.236b
 4 months 60.8 (4.32) 58.3 (5.5)
Head circumference
 At birth 35.0 (1.53) 35.2 (1.5) −0.2 (− 0.9 to 0.6) 0.590a
 2 months 37.5 (1.34) 37.6 (1.5) −0.0 (− 0.7 to 0.7) 0.986b
 4 months 39.9 (1.62) 40.0 (2.0)
Developmental indices at 4 months
 Communication 58.5 (3.7) 56.2 (8.2) 2.2 (−0.9 to 5.5) a0.158
 Gross motor 57.1 (6.0) 56.4 (7.2) 0.7 (−2.6 to 4.0) a0.682
 Fine motor 59.3 (1.7) 57.6 (6.4) 1.7 (0.7 to 4.1) a0.160
 Problem solving 59.5 (1.9) 58.9 (3.9) 0.6 (−0.9 to 2.1) a0.445
 Personal Social 57.4 (4.6) 55.9 (8.0) 1.4 (−1.8 to 4.8) a0.377
  1. aIndependent T-Test
  2. b Repeated measure ANOVA
  3. cStandard Deviation
  4. d Mean Difference (95% Confidence Interval)