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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the term pregnant women in the different BMI subgroups. *

From: Epidemiology of underweight and overweight-obesity among term pregnant Sudanese women

Variables Underweight
(N= 94)
Normal weight
(N= 665)
Overweight
(N= 603)
Obese
(N= 328)
P
Age, years 24.7(5.8) 26.1(6.4) 27.9(6.0) 30.3 (16.0) < 0.001
Parity 1(0-9) 1(0-13) 2.0(0-12) 2.0(0-12) 0.002
Primigravidae 37(39.4) 291(43.8) 209(34.6) 91(27.7) < 0.001
Gestational age, weeks 38.3(1.9) 37.9 (2.5) 38.2(2.3) 38.1(1.8) 0.1
Women's education ≥ secondary level 41(43.7) 309(46.5) 363 (60.2) 213 (65.0) < 0.001
Job, housewife 87(92.5) 588(88.4) 488(80.9) 282(85.9) 0.1
  1. • Data were shown as mean (SD) or number (%) for all variables (as applicable) except for parity where it was shown as median (range).