International Journal of Endocrinology / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Retrospective Analysis of the Relationship between Ethnicity, Body Mass Index, and the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes in Women Attending an Australian Antenatal Clinic

Table 2

Demographic characteristics of women included in the study group.

Maternal characteristicsNumber (%)
()

Country of birth
 Australia or New Zealand1932 (41.9)
 Arab States111 (2.4)
 West and Central Asia138 (3.0)
 Southeast Asia922 (20.0)
 East Asia154 (3.3)
 South Asia673 (14.6)
 Africa354 (7.7)
 Latin America41 (0.9)
 Oceania83 (1.8)
 Europe and North America 202 (4.4)
Age (years)29.2  ±  6.1
 1st quartile (≤26 years)1360 (29.5)
 2nd quartile (>26 and ≤29 years)1009 (21.9)
 3rd quartile (>29 and ≤33 years)1186 (25.7)
 4th quartile (>33 years)1055 (22.9)
Parity
 Nulliparous (parity = 0)1998 (43.3)
 Multiparous (parity 1 to 4)2484 (53.9)
 Grand multiparity (parity ≥ 5)128 (2.8)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Underweight (<18.5)198 (4.3)
 Normal (≥18.5 and <25)2066 (44.8)
 Overweight (≥25 and <30)1231 (26.7)
 Obese (≥30 and <35)556 (12.1)
 Morbidly obese (≥35) 559 (12.1)

Mean and standard deviation.