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Table 2 Comparison of maternal socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics

From: Introduction and feeding practices of solid food in preterm infants born in Salzburg!

  weaned < 17 weeks
n = 35 (52%)
weaned > 17 weeks
n = 33 (48%)
 
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p-value
Maternal age 31,8 ± 5,26 31,27 ± 5,67 0,691
Gravidity 2,29 ± 1,54 1,61 ± 0,96 0,034
Parity 1,77 ± 0,97 1,36 ± 0,70 0,051
Pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) 24,63 ± 4,15 24,21 ± 4,49 0,69
Children <18y
living in the same household
2,11 ± 0,9 1,52 ± 0,67 0,003
  n = (%) n = (%) p-value
Gestational diabetes (diet) n = 7 (20) n = 0 (0) 0,011
Gestational diabetes (insulin) n = 3 (8,6) n = 2 (6,1) 1
Preeclampsia n = 2 (5,7) n = 4 (12,1) 0,421
HELLP n = 3 (8,6) n = 1 (3,0) 0,614
Hypertonia (during pregnancy) n = 4 (11,4) n = 2 (6,1) 0,674
Maternal educational level
 8 to 10 Years (High School Equivalent) n = 16 (45,7) n = 13 (39,4) 0,632
 10 to 12 years (General qualification for university entrance) n = 7 (20,0) n = 8 (24,2) 0,773
 12 to 14 years (College Equivalent) n = 5 (14,3) n = 4 (12,1) 1
  > 14 years of education (University) n = 7 (20,0) n = 8 (24,2) 0,773
Household income
  < €30.000 n = 16 (47,1) n = 5 (15,2) 0,009
 €30.000–60.000 n = 17 (48,6) n = 25 (75,8) 0,03
  > €60.000 n = 1 (2,9) n = 3 (9,1) 0,35