Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of the patients

1997 (pre-guideline)2000 (post-guideline)
n6952
Age (years)32.6 ± 4.732.4 ± 5.0
BMI (kg/m2)28.2 ± 7.630.2 ± 8.2
Gestational age of baby (weeks)38.6 ± 2.238.4 ± 2.0
Weight of baby (g)3,372 ± 6753,437 ± 768
GDM treated with insulin21 (30.4)20 (38.5)
Previous history of GDM11 (15.9)11 (21.1)
Family history of type 2 diabetes34 (49.2)16 (30.7)
Family physician received consultation letter*21 (30.4)32 (61.5)
  • Data are means ± SD or n (%).

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    * P = 0.04.