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Table 1 Age, anthropometric parameters, years of education, social class of the mothers and the anthropometric parameters of their newborns (Presented are means (SD), range and N(%))

From: The effect of maternal anthropometric characteristics and social factors on gestational age and birth weight in Sudanese newborn infants

  Mean (SD) or N(%) Range
Mothers   
Age (years) 27.0 (5.4) 16 to 52
Body weight (kg) 65.2 (13.0) 33.5 to 109.9
Body Height (cm) 159.6 (6.2) 139.5 to 195.5
Mid arm circumference (cm) 26.9 (3.9) 17.0 to 40.9
Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.5 (4.8) 13.5 to 47.1
Number of years of education 9.1 (4.3) 0 to 19
Social class   
   low 644 (64.4%)  
   middle 313 (31.3)  
   high 43 (4.3)  
Newborns   
Gestational age (weeks)) 39.1 (1.8) 28 to 42
Birth weight (g) 3131.7 (538.9) 800 to 5100
Boys 514 (51.4%)  
LBW (< 2500 g) 83 (8.3%)  
Preterm infants (<37 weeks) 57 (5.7%)