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Table 2 Effect of birth order on gestational age and birth weight

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

  First birth (N = 370) Second birth (N = 206) ≥ Third birth (N = 424) p-value
Gestational age (weeks) 39.1 (1.8) 39.1 (1.7) 39.0 (1.8) p = 0.573
Birth weight (g) 3021.6 (527.2) 3156.9 (497.1) 3215.7 (553.0) p = 0.0001
LBW-rate (%) 12.2% 5.3% 6.4% p = 0.003