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Table 3 Pre-pregnancy maternal BMI and newborn telomere length

From: Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length

  Cord blood telomere length (n = 743) Placental telomere length (n = 702)
Percentage change (95 % CI) P value Percentage change (95 % CI) P value
Unadjusted model −0.52 (−0.85 to −0.20) 0.002 −0.60 (−0.99 to −0.20) 0.003
Model A −0.48 (−0.80 to −0.15) 0.004 −0.60 (−1.00 to −0.20) 0.003
Model B −0.50 (−0.83 to −0.17) 0.003 −0.66 (−1.06 to −0.25) 0.002
  1. Estimates are presented as a percentage change in average relative telomere length for each kg/m2 BMI increase
  2. Model A, adjustment for paternal and maternal age at birth, maternal education, newborn gender, gestational age, and birth weight
  3. Model B, additionally adjusted for maternal smoking status, parity, newborn ethnicity, pregnancy complications, and cesarean section