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Table 2 Patients’ baseline characteristics of the cases with gestational hypertension and the controls

From: Anthropometric predictors of gestational hypertensive disorders in a remote aboriginal community: a nested case–control study

Characteristics G-hypertension (case) 28 Other pregnant women (matched-control) 140 P-value
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age at baseline 17.7 (9.3) 15.3 (8.2) 0.16
Age at pregnancy 24.6 (5.8) 22.4(6.2) 0.10
BMI (kg/m2) 22.4 (9.1) 18.8 (5.7) 0.007*
High BMI 11 (39.7%) 26 (18.5%) 0.016*
Waist circumference (cm) 88.5 (19.1) 78.6 (15.7) 0.013*
Hip circumference (cm) 98.2 (18.9) 89.2 (16.6) 0.029*
Waist-to-hip ratio* 0.92 (0.05) 0.89 (0.06) 0.10
Waist-to-height ratio 0.90 (0.06) 0.88 (0.07) 0.257
Systolic BP, mm Hg 109.4 (16.1) 104.7 (14.2) 0.09*
Diastolic BP, mm Hg 60.9 (14.1) 60.9 (11.7) 0.98
Pre-existing micro-albuminuria 10 (38.5%) 26 (19.1%) 0.030*
Gestational diabetes 10 (35.7%) 14 (10%) <0.001**
  1. *p<0.05; **p<0.001.