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Table 1 Characteristics of the Study Population (N = 56,141), Southern Israel, 2004–2013

From: Associations between ambient air temperature, low birth weight and small for gestational age in term neonates in southern Israel

Characteristic % (Number) /
Mean (SD)
Ethnicity
 Jewish 40% (22,419)
 Non-Jewish 60% (33,722)
Female gender 49% (27,594)
SGA 15.4% (8634)
tLBW 3.1% (1716)
Maternal age (years)
  ≤ 20 4.7% (2611)
 20–29 50.0% (27,929)
 30–34 26.3% (14,711)
 35–39 14.7% (8206)
  > 39 4.5% (2520)
Urban 62.4% (35,24)
PM2.5 (microgram/m3) 20.9 (1.6)
Poverty index (1–20) 5.6 (4.4)
Birth weight (g) 3272 (430)
Gravidity 3.9 (2.8)
Parity 3.4 (2.4)