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Table 2 Baseline characteristics at trial entry [27]

From: The cost-effectiveness of providing antenatal lifestyle advice for women who are overweight or obese: the LIMIT randomised trial

Characteristic Lifestyle advice Standard care Total
(N = 1105**) (N = 1097**) (N = 2202**)
Maternal Age (Years)* 29.3 (5.4) 29.6 (5.6) 29.4 (5.5)
Gestational Age at Entry (Weeks)+ 14.0 (11.9-17.0) 14.1 (11.9-17.0) 14.1 (11.9-17.0)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)+ 31.0 (28.1-35.9) 31.1 (27.7-35.6) 31.1 (27.9-35.8)
Body Mass Index Category#    
  BMI 25.0-29.9 458 (41.4) 468 (42.7) 926 (42.1)
  BMI 30.0-34.9 326 (29.5) 318 (29.0) 644 (29.2)
  BMI 35.0-39.9 202 (18.3) 183 (16.7) 385 (17.5)
  BMI > =40.0 119 (10.8) 128 (11.7) 247 (11.2)
Public Patient# 1081 (97.8) 1067 (97.3) 2148 (97.5)
Weight (kg)* 88.6 (17.3) 88 · 2 (17.6) 88.4 (17.4)
Height (cm)* 164.9 (6.6) 164 · 8 (6.5) 164.8 (6.6)
Race#    
  Caucasian 995 (90.0) 998 (91.0) 1993 (90.5)
  Asian 26 (2.4) 34 (3.1) 60 (2.7)
  Indian 40 (3.6) 35 (3.2) 75 (3.4)
  Other 44 (4.0) 30 (2.7) 74 (3.4)
Smoker# 154 (13.9) 126 (11.5) 280 (12.7)
Nulliparous# 457 (41.4) 441 (40.2) 898 (40.8)
Previous Preterm Birth# 57 (5.2) 59 (5.4) 116 (5.3)
Previous Pre-eclampsia# 46 (4.2) 51 (4.6) 97 (4.4)
Previous Stillbirth# 13 (1.2) 6 (0.5) 19 (0.9)
Previous Neonatal Death# 11 (1.0) 7 (0.6) 18 (0.8)
Previous Caesarean Section# 197 (17.8) 214 (19.5) 411 (18.7)
Family History of Diabetes# 288 (26.1) 290 (26.4) 578 (26.2)
Family History of Hypertension# 389 (35.2) 369 (33.6) 758 (34.4)
Family History of Heart Disease# 187 (16.9) 179 (16.3) 366 (16.6)
Index of Socio-economic Disadvantage^    
  Unknown 2 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 3 (0.1)
  Quintile 1 (Most Disadvantaged) 340 (30.8) 321 (29.3) 661 (30.0)
  Quintile 2 271 (24.5) 264 (24.1) 535 (24.3)
  Quintile 3 173 (15.7) 174 (15.9) 347 (15.8)
  Quintile 4 150 (13.6) 178 (16.2) 328 (14.9)
  Quintile 5 (Least Disadvantaged) 169 (15.3) 159 (14.5) 328 (14.9)
  1. * = mean and standard deviation.
  2. + = median and interquartile range.
  3. # = number and %.
  4. ^= Socioeconomic index as measured by SEIFA.
  5. ** = Includes all women randomised who did not withdraw consent to use their data.