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Table 2 Characteristics of mothers and their newborns by newborn sex in Taiwan during 2000–2001 (n = 64)

From: Genome-wide DNA methylation at birth in relation to in utero arsenic exposure and the associated health in later life

   Sex of the infant  
Characteristics All (n = 64)a Male (n = 38)a Female (n = 26)a p-valueb
Pregnant Women
Age (years) 28.9 ± 4.8 28.6 ± 4.1 29.5 ± 5.7 0.492
Pre-pregnant BMI (Kg/m2) 20.5 ± 2.6 20.2 ± 2.4 21.0 ± 2.9 0.244
Urinary Creatinine (mg/dL) 63.6 ± 41.7 70.9 ± 46.0 53.0 ± 32.9 0.078
Maternal Education     0.303
 high school +2 years 25(39) 13(34) 12(48)  
 ≥high school +4 years 39(61) 25(66) 14(52)  
Newborns     
 Gestational Age (weeks) 39 ± 1.2 39 ± 1.1 39 ± 1.4 0.791
  1. aPresented as the mean ± SD or number (percentage).
  2. b p-value for difference between male and female newborns using t-test for continuous variables and χ2 or Fishers Exact Test for categorical variable