Table 2

Physical characteristics of infants born to normal weight and obese biological mothers

Parameter for infants

Biological Mothers


Normal weight

Obese


Body weight (kg)

7.4 ± 0.6

7.4 ± 1.1

Length (cm)

69 ± 6

69 ± 0.9

Age (months)

4.7 ± 0.1

5.1 ± 1.0

BMI (weight;kg/height2;m)

15.6 ± 1.4

15.8 ± 1.9

Body fat (%)

26 ± 2

26 ± 3

Weight for length (percentile)

27 ± 23

31 ± 30

Weight for length Z-score

-0.1 ± 0.9

0.07 ± 1.20

Weight for age (percentile)

72 ± 20

73 ± 17

Weight for age Z-score

-0.02 ± 1.20

0.02 ± 1.00

Length for age (percentile)

73 ± 23

89 ± 9

Length for age Z-score

-0.4 ± 0.6

0.39 ± 0.28


Rising and Lifshitz Nutrition Journal 2005 4:17   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-17

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