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Table 1 General maternal background characteristics during pregnancy and neonatal anthropometry with comparison of participants and those that were lost to follow-up

From: The association between maternal dietary micronutrient intake and neonatal anthropometry – secondary analysis from the ROLO study

   Lost to follow-up   Participated  
  N Mean SD n Mean SD p
Mother age (yrs) 222 32.17 4.75 483 32.87 3.93 0.041
Mother height (cm) 240 165.10 16.58 542 165.27 11.86 0.868
Mother weight (kg) 238 76.48 16.52 541 72.38 12.94 <0.001
Mother BMIa (kg/m2) 237 27.61 6.01 540 26.30 4.38 0.001
Gestational Weight Gain (kg) 93 12.87 5.07 273 13.39 4.55 0.359
Days per week walking ≥30 minb 94 3.43 1.81 427 3.48 1.79 0.772
Moderate activity (min per week) 57 59.65 43.01 309 66.15 43.45 0.299
Neonatal weight (kg) 207 4.01 604.18 542 4.02 4.58 0.633
Neonatal length (cm) 184 52.74 2.56 454 52.75 2.33 0.964
Neonatal MUACc (cm) 43 12.57 1.23 223 12.39 1.51 0.475
Neonatal abdominal circd (cm) 43 33.47 2.26 222 33.40 2.11 0.844
Neonatal waist circd:hip ratio 42 33.43 2.27 221 33.63 2.32 0.606
Neonatal thigh circd (cm) 43 16.23 1.44 222 16.16 1.67 0.801
Neonatal biceps skinfold (mm) 33 6.85 1.72 186 6.78 1.46 0.806
Neonatal triceps skinfold (mm) 33 6.94 1.50 186 7.00 1.52 0.822
Neonatal subscapular skinfold (mm) 33 7.14 2.07 186 6.90 1.49 0.423
Neonatal thigh skinfold (mm) 33 8.08 2.20 186 7.90 1.76 0.605
Neonatal waist:length circd ratio 37 0.63 0.04 182 0.64 0.05 0.775
Neonatal SOSFe (mm) 33 29.00 6.45 186 28.58 5.18 0.677
Neonatal sum TSFf and SSFg (mm) 33 14.08 3.19 186 13.90 2.69 0.736
Neonatal SSFg:TSFf ratio 33 1.04 0.23 186 1.00 0.19 0.332
Neonatal waist:hip circd ratio 42 1.00 0.05 221 1.00 0.06 0.312
  1. “n” denotes number, p <0.05 was considered statistically significant (2-tailed significance generated from independent sample t-tests)
  2. Abbreviations:aBMI body mass index, bmin minutes, cMUAC mid-upper arm circumference, dcirc circumference, eSOSF sum of skinfolds, fTSF triceps skinfold, gSSF subscapular skinfold