Table 1

Age-adjusted odds ratios of demographic, medical history and clinical factors in obese children at any time before age 21 within the cohort of premature born babies
OR* Lower †CI Upper CI p-value
Maternal demographics
Age (odds per 1 SD age increase) 1 0.96 1.1 0.341
Race (compared with odds among Hispanic (n = 49))
White (n = 51) 0.76 0.3 1.9 0.560
Black (n = 11) 0.61 0.11 3.2 0.570
Marital status (comparison of odds with being single (n = 42))
Married (n = 65) 1.05 0.46 2.41 0.900
Divorced (n = 6) 1.8 0.32 11 0.491
Married (n = 83) (v. never-married (n = 77)) 0.64 0.22 1.9 0.416
Currently single (n = 42) (v. no single ( n= 118)) 1.4 0.48 4.3 0.516
Maternal health status
Smoking (n = 32) (v. non-smoking(n = 128)) 0.76 0.29 1.98 0.58
Hypertension (n = 20) (v. no reported hypertension (n = 19)) 0.55 0.14 2.1 0.391
Diabetes (n = 47) (v. no diabetes (n = 113)) 1.13 0.41 3.1 0.810
Neonatal metrics
Length of gestation (days) (risk odds per 1 SD increase in length of gestation) 1.6 1.1 2.4 0.017
Weight according gestational age (comparison of odds among average, AGA (n = 124))
Small for gestational age, SGA (n = 23) 0.47 0.13 169 0.250
Large for gestational age, LGA (n = 13) 1.4 0.40 4.84 0.600
Categorized gestational weight (comparison of odds with among normal BW (NBW (n = 36))
Extremely low birth weight, ELBW (n = 18) 0.17 0.02 1.52 0.114
Very low birth weight, VLBW (n = 19) 0.10 0.28 3.53 1.00
Low birth weight, LBW (n = 87) 1.03 0.42 2.5 0.950
Birth weight (odds per 1 SD of increase BMI) 3.2 1.7 5.7 0.001
Gender (male n = 95v. female n = 65) 1.9 0.68 5.2 0.225
Feeding status (comparison of odds among the exclusively breast fed (n = 15))
Formula (n = 67) 1.6 0.03 1 0.056
Combination breast/formula (n = 67) 0.44 0.07 2.8 0.387
Catheters in NICU
Umbilical artery catheter (n = 27) 0.92 0.28 3.1 0.89
Umbilical venous catheter (n = 41) 0.6 0.19 1.9 0.379
Clinical parameters
Age (odds per 1 SD age increase) 3.4 2.4 4.6 0.001
Height (odds per 1 SD hight increase) 12 2.6 53 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (odds per 1 SD increase of BMI) 2.4 1.7 3.3 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (odds per 1 SD increase of BMI) 1.4 1.1 1.9 0.021

*OR: odds ratio comparisons as noted; some are binary comparisons, some to a baseline for categorical variables. The table represent partial list of evaluated variables. †Cl: confidence interval, SD: standard deviation, BMI: body mass index.

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Vasylyeva et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:150   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-150

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