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Table 2 Fetal outcomes of lactating mothers in migrant vs non-migrant participants

From: When husband migrate: effects of international migration of husbands on fetal outcomes, body mass index and gestational weight of female spouses that stay behind

Characteristics Migrant Non-Migrant Total
  Number (%)  
Period of gestation at delivery
 Preterm delivery (< 37 weeks) 32 (11.3) 675 (9.8) 707 (9.8)
 Term delivery (> 37 weeks) 252 (88.7) 6240 (90.2) 6492 (90.2)
Birth weight of the baby (kg)*
 <2.5 47 (16.5) 1105 (16.0) 1152 (16.0)
 2.5 – 3.4 195 (68.7) 5104 (73.9) 5299 (73.7)
 ≥ 3.5 42 (14.8) 693 (10.0) 735 (10.2)
  Mean (SD)
Period of gestation at delivery (weeks) 38.4 (1.8) 38.42 (1.72) 38.42 (1.72)
Birth weight of the baby (kg) 3.0 (0.5) 2.9 (0.5) 2.9 (0.5)
n 284 6915 7199
  1. * p<0.05