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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Associations of genetic risk scores based on adult adiposity pathways with childhood growth and adiposity measures

Characteristics Full group (N = 3,975) European (N = 2,566) Turkish (N = 300) Surinamese (N = 287) Moroccan (N = 234) Other (N = 588)
Birth
 Boys 50.2 % 49.6 % 53.7 % 53.3 % 50.4 % 49.2 %
 Gestational age at birth (weeks)a 40.1 (36.4; 42.3) 40.3 (33.3; 42.0) 40.0 (36.2; 42.3) 39.7 (35.7; 42.0) 40.6 (36.4; 42.2) 40.0 (36.4; 42.1)
 Weight at birth (grams) 3458 (514) 3506 (514) 3402 (480) 3238 (536) 3496 (426) 3379 (506)
Infant
 Peak weight velocity (kg/year) 12.2 (2.1) 12.0 (2.0) 13.1 (2.4) 12.5 (2.2) 12.6 (2.1) 12.4 (2.2)
 Body mass index at adiposity peak (kg/m2) 17.6 (0.8) 17.5 (0.8) 17.9 (0.9) 17.5 (0.9) 17.8 (0.8) 17.7 (0.8)
 Age at adiposity peak (years) 0.7 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04)
Childhood
 Age at visit (years)a 6.0 (5.7; 7.8) 6.0 (5.7; 7.5) 6.1 (5.7; 7.7) 6.1 (5.5; 8.2) 6.1 (5.7; 8.3) 6.1 (5.7; 8.2)
 Height (cm) 119.6 (6.0) 119.5 (5.6) 119.0 (5.7) 119.9 (7.0) 119.1 (5.9) 120.1 (4.9)
 Weight (kg) 23.3 (4.2) 22.9 (3.6) 24.5 (5.3) 23.5 (5.3) 23.9 (4.1) 24.0 (4.9)
 Body mass index (kg/m2)a 15.8 (13.7; 21.3) 15.7 (13.7; 19.8) 16.6 (13.6; 24.2) 15.7 (13.2; 23.3) 16.4 (14.0; 22.0) 16.2 (13.6; 22.0)
 Total fat mass percentagea 24.0 (16.3; 38.6) 23.5 (16.4; 36.4) 26.6 (18.3; 43.5) 24.1 (14.8; 41.4) 25.9 (17.8; 39.9) 24.3 (15.9; 39.4)
 Android-gynoid fat ratioa 0.2 (0.2; 0.4) 0.2 (0.2; 0.4) 0.3 (0.2; 0.5) 0.2 (0.2; 0.5) 0.2 (0.2; 0.4) 0.2 (0.1; 0.4)
 Preperitoneal fat area (cm2)a 0.4 (0.2; 1.2) 0.4 (0.2; 1.0) 0.5 (0.2; 1.9) 0.4 (0.2; 1.7) 0.4 (0.2; 1.6) 0.4 (0.2; 1.3)
 Overweight (%)b 12.9 10.5 23.7 11.8 19.7 17.8
 Obese (%)b 4.1 2.1 11.0 8.0 7.7 6.1
  1. N = 3,975
  2. Values are means (standard deviations) unless otherwise specified
  3. aMedian (95 % range)
  4. bThe IOTF-classification was used to define overweight and obesity [41]