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Table 4 Associations of placental paraben concentrations and birth parameters within the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, n = 141

From: Weight and head circumference at birth in function of placental paraben load in Belgium: an ENVIRONAGE birth cohort study

   Girls and boys Girls   Boys  
Analyte Parameter adjusted β (95% CI) p-value adjusted β (95% CI) p-value Adjusted β (95% CI) p-value
EtP birth weight, g − 101 (− 212.3, 11.1) 0.07 − 165 (− 337, 6.2) 0.06 −61.2 (− 231.1, 108.7) 0.47
birth length, cm −0.5 (−1.04, 0.03) 0.06 −0.6 (−1.4, 0.1) 0.08 −0.1 (−1.0, 0.8) 0.77
head circumference, cm −0.4 (− 0.8, 0.03) 0.07 − 0.6 (− 1.1, − 0.1) 0.01 −0.3 (− 1.0, 0.4) 0.42
∑ parabens birth weight, g − 101 (− 203.9, 1.9) 0.05 − 166 (−322, −8.6) 0.04 − 54.0 (− 208.5, 100.5) 0.49
birth length, cm − 0.5 (− 0.9, 0.1) 0.07 − 0.6 (− 1.3, 0.1) 0.08 −0.1 (− 1.0, 0.7) 0.72
head circumference, cm −0.4 (− 0.7, 0.01) 0.06 − 0.6 (− 1.1, − 0.2) 0.008 −0.3 (− 0.9, 0.4) 0.46
  1. Results from adjusted analyses included maternal age, maternal pre-gestational BMI, smoking behavior and educational level, as well as parity, gestational age and sex of the newborn as covariates