Table 1: Baseline characteristics of normal weight and obese patients.

Baseline characteristicsNormal weightObese value

Age (years)25.0 ± 6.926.9 ± 6.60.25*
Hispanics35 (70%)33 (66%)0.67**
Gravity (mean)
 116 (32%)8 (16%)
0.061**
 29 (18%)
10 (20%)
0.80**
 312 (24%)
15 (30%)
0.50**
 4 or more13 (26%) 17 (34%)0.38**
Parity (mean)
 025 (50%)
15 (30%)
0.04**
 114 (28%)
16 (32%)
0.66**
 28 (16%)
8 (16%)
1.00**
 3 or more3 (6%)11 (22%)0.02**
Mean gestational age at birth (weeks and days)38 and 639 and 10.14*
Cesarean section11 (22%)14 (28%)0.49**
Previous Cesarean section6 (12%)8 (16%)0.56**
Prenatal visits (mean)9.73 ± 4.010.6 ± 3.30.26*
GBS8 (16%)9 (18%)0.79**

Total5050

Student'S -test, **chi-square test.