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Table 3 Outcome variables at 6 weeks postpartum

From: Limiting postpartum weight retention through early antenatal intervention: the HeLP-her randomised controlled trial

Outcome variable Control (n 98) Intervention (n 104) P
Weight    
Weight, kg 79.3 (16.8) 79.2 (17.6) 0.73
BMI, kg/m2 30.8 (5.6) 30.8 (5.5) 0.99
Weight Change, kg 2.0 (5.7) 0.5 (4.5) 0.047
BMI Change, kg/m2 0.8 (2.3) 0.2 (1.7) 0.046
Birth    
Mean Gestation, wks 39.2 (1.84) 39.3 (1.68) 0.77
Birth Weight, kg 3.3 (0.5) 3.4 (0.6) 0.11
Breast Feeding Status (%)    
Exclusively breast 68.6 63.4 0.59
Breast and Formula 15.7 22.5  
Physical Activity    
Steps/day - Baseline 5438 (3145) 5984 (3095) 0.4
Steps/day - Postpartum 5511 (5973) 6245 (4226) 0.6
  1. BMI (body mass index).