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Table 2 Birth characteristics, clinical anthropometrical data and blood pressures of all women in the VLBW and control group (median and interquartile range)

From: Women born with very low birth weight have similar menstrual cycle pattern, pregnancy rates and hormone profiles compared with women born at term

  VLBW Control p-value
Gestational age (weeks) 32 (4) 39 (2) < 0.001
SGA (%) 69 0 < 0.001
Birth weight (kg) 1.179 (0.342) 3.610 (0.755) < 0.001
Height (m) 1.61 (0.06) 1.65 (0.07) 0.023
BMI (kg/m2) 21.81 (2.12) 24.57 (5.06) 0.072
Sagittal abdominal diameter (cm) 17.60 (3.0) 19.50 (3.4) 0.253
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 122.0 (11.17) 114.0 (17.17) 0.047
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78.7 (10.67) 71.0 (11.58) 0.066