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Table 2 Comparison of characteristics between male and female samples

From: Correlation of cord blood telomere length with birth weight

  Mean (SD) F P
Males (n = 97) Females (n = 98)
Mother’s age (years) 32.7 (4.9) 32.6 (5.2) 0.015 0.902
Birth weight (grams) 3235 (501) 3158 (483) 1.204 0.274
Gestational age (weeks) 38.2 (1.1) 38.15 (1.23) 0.248 0.619
qPCR RTF/Control #1 0.989 (0.501) 1.003 (0.127) 0.551 0.459
qPCR RTF/Control #2 0.821 (0.101) 0.831 (0.101) 0.423 0.516
TRF (kb)a 12.4 (2.6) 12.9 (2.4) 1.617 0.205
  1. aData only available for 81 males and 78 females