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Table 6 Effect estimates for randomised trials of lifestyle advice versus standard care

From: Lifestyle interventions for overweight and obese pregnant women to improve pregnancy outcome: systematic review and meta-analysis

Outcome or subgroup Studies Participants Statistical method Effect estimate
Large for gestational age 6 1,008 Odds ratio (Fixed, 95% CI) 0.91 (0.62, 1.32)
Caesarean delivery 6 663 Odds ratio (Fixed, 95% CI) 0.96 (0.68, 1.36)
Gestational diabetes 6 1,017 Odds ratio (M-H, Fixed, 95% CI) 0.80 (0.58, 1.10)a
Gestational weight gain (kg) 10 1,228 Mean difference (Fixed, 95% CI) -2.21 (-2.86, -1.57)a
Birth weight (g) 7 1,133 Mean difference (Fixed, 95% CI) -56.64 (-120.15, 6.88)
  1. aStatistically significant pooled estimates. CI: confidence interval