TABLE 2

Baseline Characteristics of Mothers and Children in the PRIMROSE Trial

Intervention, % (n) or Mean (SD)Control, % (n) or Mean (SD)
Mothersn = 489n = 550
 Age (y)30.3 (5.1)29.4 (5.0)
 Education
  Primary2.7 (13)2.9 (16)
  Secondary30.2 (149)37.1 (204)
  Postsecondary66.8 (327)59.7 (328)
 Born in Sweden94.7 (463)91.1 (501)
 Smoking
  Current8.0 (39)8.9 (49)
  Former smoker26.4 (129)27.5 (151)
  Never smokers65.6 (321)63.6 (350)
 BMI (kg/m2)24.5 (4.5)24.7 (4.8)
 BMI categories
  Underweight2.5 (12)2.7 (15)
  Normal weight60.8 (295)59.3 (325)
  Overweight24.1 (117)24.5 (134)
  Obese12.6 (61)13.5 (74)
 Waist circumference (cm)83.7 (11.3)84.2 (11.6)
 Perceived general health
  Very good22.1 (108)23.7 (130)
  Good58.2 (284)58.2 (319)
  Fairly good17.2 (84)15.9 (87)
  Bad2.3 (11)2.0 (11)
  Very bad0.2 (1)0.2 (1)
Childrenn = 485n = 556
 Gender (female)48.8 (237)44.4 (247)
 Age at baseline (mo)6.7 (1.1)6.7 (1.0)
 BMI17.2 (1.5)17.4 (1.5)
 Current feeding mode
  Breastfeeding only9.6 (47)8.6 (47)
  Part time50.5 (247)49.9 (274)
  Not any longer36.6 (179)38.3 (210)
  Never3.3 (16)3.3 (18)