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Table 1 Parental and newborn characteristics

From: Paternal obesity is associated with IGF2hypomethylation in newborns: results from a Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST) cohort

NEST - Newborn Epigenetics Study Cohort 2005 to 2006 n %
BMI mother: BMI <30 (not obese) 59 67.8
  BMI ≥30 (obese) 28 32.2
BMI father: BMI <30 (not obese) 63 79.7
  BMI ≥30 (obese) 16 20.3
Marital status: Living with partner 72 74.2
  Single 25 25.8
Education: Low (no college degree) 57 58.8
  High (at least college degree) 40 41.2
Race: African American 38 38.8
  Caucasian 56 57.1
  Other or not specified 4 4.08
Maternal age: <30 years 56 57.1
  ≥30 years 42 42.9
Smoking: Mother never smoked 45 48.4
  Quit smoking when pregnant 26 27.9
  Smoked during pregnancy 22 23.7
Gestation time: Preterm (<37 weeks) 10 10.3
  Normal (≥37 weeks) 87 86.7
Birth weight: <2.5 kg 16 16.5
  ≥2.5 kg 81 83.5
Baby gender: Male 48 49.5
  Female 49 50.5
  1. This sub-cohort includes all NEST families from whom babies were born at Duke University Hospital between July 2005 and November 2006. Characteristics of mothers, fathers and newborns are shown for the 98 participants when data were not missing.