Table 1

Anthropometrics of infants grouped according to maternal BMI

7, (4M/3F) Lean

7, (3M/4F) Overweight

7, (4M/3F) Obese


Maternal BMI (kg/m2)

21.8 ± 1.9

27.4 ± 1.2 *

38.0 ± 6.2‡†

Age (months)

4.0 ± 1.5

3.5 ± 2.4

4.2 ± 2.1

Body weight (kg)

6.7 ± 1.3

6.1 ± 1.4

7.0 ± 1.5

Length (cm)

66.3 ± 5.7

62.9 ± 7.3

63.9 ± 8.0

Body fat (%)

23.8 ± 4.1

22.4 ± 5.0

26.8 ± 2.1 ‡

BMI (kg/m2)

15.1 ± 1.3

15.3 ± 1.4

16.7 ± 1.2 †‡

Weight for length (percentile)

17.1 ± 18.0

28.6 ± 32.5

53.6 ± 37.4†

Weight for age (percentile)

55.7 ± 31.1

55.7 ± 33.8

71.4 ± 15.5

Length for age (percentile)

87.6 ± 10.4

73.6 ± 34.8

67.1 ± 36.7

Standard deviation score for body weight

0.19 ± 0.90

-0.22 ± 1.00

0.44 ± 1.02


* = (p < 0.05) between the lean and over weight groups

† = (p < 0.05) between the lean and obese groups

‡ = (p < 0.05) between the over weight and obese groups

Rising and Lifshitz Nutrition Journal 2008 7:15   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-15

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