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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of GDM women and the control group. Results were expressed as the mean ± SD or number (percentage)

From: Expressions of VEGF-A and VEGFR-2 in placentae from GDM pregnancies

Characteristics Control group (n = 20) GDM group (n = 20) P value
Gestation, weeks 39.41 ± 0.96 39.00 ± 0.90 0.34a
Maternal age, years 28.4 ± 5.5 31.4 ± 6.7 0.13a
Maternal BMI, kg/m2 24.27 ± 2.18 28.23 ± 2.94 0.02a*
Mode of delivery Cesarean Cesarean -
Sex of newborn    0.53b
 Male 9(45) 12(60)  
 Female 11(55) 8(40)  
Birth weight of newborn, g 3621 ± 380 3744 ± 537 0.29a
Placental weights, g 734 ± 31.5 752 ± 33.2 0.11a
  1. BMI body weight (kg)/body surface area2 (m2). aStudent’s t test.; b x 2 test. *P < 0.05