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Table 1 Socioeconomic, maternal and individual’s characteristics for those who were followed at 18 and 22 years. The 1993 Pelotas Cohort Study (N = 3274)

From: Evolution of total body and regional adiposity from late adolescence to early adulthood in a birth cohort study

Characteristics Followed at 18 and 22 years
N (%)
Sex
 Men 1584 (48.4)
 Women 1690 (51.6)
Pre-gestational maternal BMI (Kg/m2)
 Normal 2447 (76.8)
 Overweight 583 (18.3)
 Obese 156 (4.9)
Maternal age at birth (years)
 < 18 256 (7.8)
 18–35 2709 (83.0)
 > 35 300 (9.2)
Birth weight (g)
  < 2500 294 (9.0)
 2500–4000 2798 (85.8)
  > 4000 171 (5.2)
Skin colour
 White 2015 (66.0)
 Brown 484 (18.9)
 Black 554 (18.2)
  1. Maximum percentage of unknown observation: 221 (6.8%) for skin colour