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Table 1 Maternal characteristics (n = 122)

From: Low omega-3 index values and monounsaturated fatty acid levels in early pregnancy: an analysis of maternal erythrocytes fatty acids

Variable Summary statisticsa
Age (years) 28.3 ± 5.6
Gestational age (weeks) 10.9 ± 2.6
Parity
 Nulliparous 51 (41.8)
 Primiparous 41 (33.6)
 Multiparous 28 (23.0)
 Not know 2 (1.6)
BMI class (kg/m2)
  < 25 76 (62.3)
 25–30 33 (27.1)
 ≥ 30 13 (10.7)
Nationality
 Belgian 68 (55.7)
 Other 54 (44.3)
Level of education
 Low 76 (62.3)
 High 46 (37.7)
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 108 (88.5)
 Smoker 14 (11.5)
Physical activity
 Yes 35 (28.7)
 No 87 (71.3)
n-3 PUFA supplement use
 Yes 30 (24.6)
 No 92 (75.4)
EPA supplement intake (mg/day) 38.5 ± 88.7
DHA supplement intake (mg/day) 184.7 ± 29.1
  1. aData are presented as mean ± SD or number (%)
  2. EPA eicosapentaenoic acid, DHA docosahexaenoic acid