Table 4

Multiple regression analysis of predictors of infant percent body fat in male and female infants

ModelOverall R (R2)Standardized coefficient (β)Slope estimate
Male
 Best model: fasting BGL + parity0.58 (0.34)
  Fasting BGL (mmol/L)0.454.39
  Parity (1 = nulliparous, 2 = other)0.221.94
 Best model + BMI0.58 (0.34)
  Fasting BGL0.44
  Parity0.24
  BMI0.04
 Best female model: BMI + GA + parity0.47 (0.22)
Female
 Best model: BMI + parity + GA0.44 (0.19)
  BMI (kg/m2)0.240.11
  Parity (1 = nulliparous, 2 = other)0.252.07
  GA (weeks)0.200.71
 Best model + fasting BGL0.44 (0.19)
  BMI0.23
  Parity0.24
  GA0.20
  Fasting BGL0.04
 Best male model: fasting BGL + parity0.33 (0.11)
  • Fasting BGL, mean maternal third trimester fasting BGL; BMI, maternal prepregnancy BMI; GA, gestational age.