TABLE 1

Size and Length at Birth and Parental Size and Parental BMI in Children With and Without Accelerated Weight Gain Between Birth and 1 Year of Age

Accelerated Weight Gain (n = 205)No Accelerated Weight Gain (n = 563)P
Birth weight, g3212 ± 3833556 ± 428<.0001
Length at birth, cm51 ± 2.553 ± 2.5<.0001
Paternal length, cm181 ± 7180 ± 7NS
Paternal BMI, kg/m225.8 ± 3.426.1 ± 3.6NS
Maternal length, cm168 ± 6168 ± 6NS
Maternal BMI, kg/m224.1 ± 4.823.9 ± 4.3NS
  • NS indicates not significant on the basis of a .05 nominal significance level. All differences were calculated with Student's t tests. Values are means ± SD.