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Table 1 Characteristics of the cohort members included in the analyses (N = 1874) compared to the remaining participants (N = 1790) in terms of sociodemographic characteristics and outcomes measured at age 30 years

From: Does objectively measured physical activity modify the association between early weight gain and fat mass in young adulthood?

Variable Included Excluded P-value
% males 48.6 49.1 0.77
% low birth weight (<2500 g) 5.8 8.6 0.001
% obese mothers pre-pregnancy
(≥30 kg/m2)
5.1 4.1 0.32
% mothers with no schooling 3.9 5.8 0.008
% mothers smoking during pregnancy 33.8 36.1 0.13
Family income (%)
  ≤ 1 18.2 21.5 0.001
 1.1–3 51.7 46.6  
 3.1–6 20.1 19.2  
  > 6 10.0 12.7  
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 26.9 (5.6) 26.7 (5.5) 0.24
Fat mass index (FMkg/m2) 8.8 (4.6) 8.6 (4.5) 0.06
Visceral abdominal fat (cm) 5.9 (2.1) 5.9 (2.1) 0.55
  1. Values are percentage or mean and SD