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Table 3 Linear regression analysis of fetal morphologic and functional outcome

From: Impact of maternal body mass index on neonatal outcome

Dependent variables Regression coefficient 95% confidence interval p
birthweight (g) 18.29 13.16-23.42 < 0.001
body length (cm) 0.05 0.02-0.08 < 0.001
head circumference (cm) 0.05 0.03-0.07 < 0.001
ponderal index 0.07 0.04-0.11 < 0.001
APGAR after 5 min - - NS
APGAR after 10 min - - NS
umbilical blood pH - - NS
  1. Fetal morphologic and functional outcome parameters were analyzed using linear regression analysis. Mothers with pregestational diabetes and multiple pregnancies were excluded, maternal BMI was the independent variable. Maternal age, smoking, parity, child sex and gestational age were used as covariates.