Table 2

Anthropometric characteristics, adjusted for age and type 2 diabetes, by parity category, Filipino American women, San Diego, California

Number of live births
1–23–56–12
n407636
BMI (kg/m2)24.5525.7125.85
Waist circumference (cm)78.3482.89*83.04†
Waist-to-hip ratio0.8230.8370.859†
VAT (cm3)59.3972.12*73.19†
SAT (cm3)140.73163.03*158.94
Adiponectin (μg/ml)7.455.67*6.02
Ghrelin (pg/ml)1,072.01,084.71,039.6
Leptin (ng/ml)12.3814.7213.63
  • Data are means.

  • *P < 0.05, 3–5 vs. 1–2 live births.

  • P < 0.05, 6–12 vs. 1–2 live births.