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Table 3 Comparison of birth characteristics and feeding characteristics among cases and controls

From: Early life predictors of preschool overweight and obesity: a case–control study in Sri Lanka

Factors Cases Controls P valuea
Mean SD Mean SD
Birth length (cm) 50.1 4.3 50.1 4.0 0.162
Birth weight (kg) 3.1 0.3 3.0 0.6 0.065
Weight at (g)      
6 months 7740 658.7 7335 733 0.001
9 months 9045 882 8394.4 843.6 <0.0001
12 months 10100 931.5 9013 860 <0.0001
24 month 13500 1545 11000 1150 <0.0001
Weight gain upto (g)      
1 year old 6882 985.3 5761.4 843.2 <0.0001
2 years old 10300 1474 7804 1067 <0.0001
Feeding characteristics      
Duration of breastfeeding 19.4 13.6 24.6 16.2 0.041
EBF duration 3.8 2.5 5.0 2.7 0.003
Formula initiation 5.5 6.0 5.4 4.3 0.904
Complementary food introduction 5.8 0.9 6.5 2.3 0.026
  1. avalues were obtained from paired-t test. Significant p values are given in bold type.