Table 2

Distribution of body composition parameters by previous contraceptive method

Body weight, kg

R/H, Ohm/m

Xc/H, Ohm/m

TBW, L


Visit

n

M

SD

M

SD

M

SD

M

SD


T0/CM = 1

92

57.3

8.1

380.9

52.5

40.2

6.7

29.8

3.5

T0/CM = 2

40

59.4

8.4

373.0

45.7

39.0

7.1

30.8

3.4

T0/CM = 3

41

59.2

8.1

356.8

62.8

39.8

5.9

31.7

4.1

P(ANOVA)

ns

ns

ns

0.02

T1/CM = 1

89

57.8

8.2

376.4

51.5

40.6

5.7

30.1

3.8

T1/CM = 2

40

59.2

8.4

373.4

47.0

39.5

6.4

30.8

3.5

T1/CM = 3

41

59.4

8.0

354.8

67.5

39.5

5.4

32.0

4.6

P(ANOVA)

ns

ns

ns

0.04

T1-T0/CM = 1

89

0.40

1.42

-2.48

26.6

0.50

5.4

0.21

1.58

T1-T0/CM = 2

40

-0.18

1.12

0.42

31.6

0.43

5.2

-0.02

1.56

T1-T0/CM = 3

41

0.28

1.19

-2.06

19.5

-0.27

4.4

0.29

1.37

P(ANOVA)

ns

ns

ns

ns


CM = previous contraceptive method: 1 none, 2 oral contraceptive, 3 barrier method

ANOVA = Analysis of variance

T0, T1 = screening visit, after 1 month

T1-T0 = change in parameters after 1 month

Piccoli et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:21   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-21

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