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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects (n = 2678)

From: Fetal growth restriction in rural Bangladesh: a prospective study

Variables n (%)
Maternal age (mean ± SD) 25.9 ± 5.8
Age group (year)
 14–19 405 (15.1)
 20–24 779 (29.1)
 25–29 769 (28.7)
 30–34 492 (18.4)
 ≥ 35 233 (8.7)
Parity; n = 2669
 0 880 (33.0)
 ≥ 1 1789 (67.0)
Height (mean ± SD); n = 2676 149.9 ± 5.3
Educational status
 Illiterate 784 (29.3)
 Can read only 64 (2.4)
 Can read and write 1830 (68.3)
BMI, kg/m2 (mean ± SD); n = 2670 20.1 ± 2.6
BMI, kg/m2
 < 18.5 736 (27.6)
 18.5–< 25 1786 (66.9)
 ≥ 25.0 148 (5.5)
Socioeconomic quintile
 1st (poorest) 513 (19.2)
 2nd 525 (19.6)
 3rd 541 (20.2)
 4th 545 (20.4)
 5th 554 (20.7)
Infant characteristics
 Birth weight (g) (mean ± SD) 2704.5 ± 402.0
 Birth length (cm) (mean ± SD) 47.7 ± 2.1
 Gestational age at birth (weeks) (mean ± SD) 38.8 ± 1.6
  1. Abbreviation: BMI body mass index