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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Lipoprotein subclass profiles in young adults born preterm at very low birth weight

Characteristic VLBW ( n = 161) Term (n= 163) P
Women, n (%) 92 (57) 97 (60) 0.8
Men, n (%) 69 (43) 66 (41) 0.8
At birth    
Gestational age, mean (SD), wk 29.1 (2.2) 40.1 (1.2) <0.0001
Birth weight, mean (SD), g 1117 (220) 3575 (471) <0.0001
Birth weight SDS, mean (SD), SDS −1.3 (1.5) 0.0 (1.0) <0.0001
SGA, n (%) 54 (34) 0  
Parental    
Mother’s smoking during pregnancy 30 (19) 25 (15) 0.5
Parental education, n (%)    0.5
Elementary 17 (11) 11 (7)  
High school 32 (20) 29 (18)  
Intermediate 65 (40) 53 (33)  
University 44 (27) 69 (42)  
At clinical examination    
Age, mean (SD), y 22.4 (2.2) 22.5 (2.2) 0.9
Height, mean (SD), cm    
Women 162.1 (7.7) 167.2 (6.8) <0.0001
Men 174.6 (7.8) 180.4 (6.5) <0.0001
Body mass index, mean (SD), kg/m2    
Women 22.2 (4.0) 22.8 (3.7) 0.3
Men 22.1 (3.7) 23.2 (3.2) 0.06
Daily smoking, n (%) 35 (22) 54 (33) 0.08
  1. VLBW, very low birth weight (≤1500 g).
  2. SGA, small for gestational age (birth weight < −2SD).