Table 4

Fetal biometry at mid-pregnancy according to total iron intake level at mid-pregnancy
Total iron intake (mg)
Total 1st tertile (< 11.49) 2nd tertile (11.49 ~ < 17.04) 3rd tertile (≥ 17.04)
Fetal growth1 n β (SE) P-value β (SE) P-value β (SE) P-value R2
Biparietal diameter, cm 294 −0.03 (0.04) 0.488 1 −0.09 (0.04) 0.019 0.941
Abdominal circumference, cm 212 −0.01 (0.22) 0.958 1 −0.41 (0.18) 0.027 0.922
Femur length, cm 265 −0.01 (0.04) 0.877 1 −0.07 (0.04) 0.051 0.946

1 Adjusted for gestational age at the time of ultrasound measurement, maternal age, maternal height, urinary cotinine level (ln), pre-pregnancy BMI, parity, family monthly income, sex of babies and energy intake (ln).

Hwang et al.

Hwang et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:38   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-38

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