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Table 5 Sensitivity analyses

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

  Cord blood telomere length Placental telomere length
n Percentage change (95 % CI) P value n Percentage change (95 % CI) P value
Model B 743 −0.50 (−0.83 to −0.17) 0.003 702 −0.66 (−1.06 to −0.25) 0.002
Excluding non-European 658 −0.47 (−0.82 to −0.11) 0.01 621 −0.50 (−0.93 to −0.06) 0.03
Excluding BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 714 −0.43 (−0.78 to −0.07) 0.02 675 −0.61 (−1.03 to −0.17) 0.006
Excluding cesarean sections 710 −0.50 (−0.84 to −0.16) 0.004 673 −0.59 (−1.00 to −0.18) 0.005
Excluding pregnancy complications 665 −0.53 (−0.89 to −0.17) 0.004 628 −0.74 (−1.19 to −0.30) 0.001
Excluding all above 542 −0.44 (−0.87 to −0.00) 0.05 513 −0.45 (−0.98 to 0.08) 0.09
  1. Estimates are presented as a percentage change in average relative telomere length for each kg/m2 BMI increase
  2. All models were adjusted according to Model B (Table 2)