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Table 1 Characteristics of the study group

From: Precocious markers of cardiovascular risk and vascular damage in apparently healthy women with previous gestational diabetes

Variables Previous GDM Mean (SD) Controls Mean (SD) P value
Mean age (in years) 33.5 (4.9) 33.3 (6.7) 0.93
Ethnicity    0.37
Whites 8 (40%) 14 (56%)  
Non-whites 12 (60%) 11 (44%)
Educational level (years) 9.4 (3.1) 10.5 (4.4) 0.50
Mean number of labors 2.0 (0.99) 2.1 (1.1) 0.96
Mean number of pregnancies 2.3 (1.22) 2.4 (1.4) 0.99
Age at conception (years) 31.3 (4.3) 29.1 (6.4) 0.17
Nursing period (months) 17.7 (15.6) 14.3 (12.1) 0.49
Body mass index 29.7 (5.9) Kg/m2 26.5 (6.19) Kg/m2 0.13
Abdominal circumference (AC) 102.3 (16.3) cm 91.2 (16.2) cm 0.01
Systolic blood pressure 114.5 (17.9) mmHg 110.8 (16.5) mmHg 0.60
Diastolic blood pressure 76.5 (11.8) mmHg 72.8 (12.0) mmHg 0.28
N 25 20  
  1. SD = Standard deviation.