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TABLE 2

Descriptive characteristics during late pregnancy and postpartum in women with normal glucose tolerance studied previously

Late pregnancyPostpartum
Age (years) 32.0 ± 1.6 33.2 ± 1.7* 
Parity (n0–1 (n = 6)  
 >1 (n = 3)  
Weight (kg) 72.5 ± 2.0 60.0 ± 2.4* 
BMI (kg/m225.6 ± 0.6 21.2 ± 0.8* 
Body fat (%) 28.9 ± 1.0 27.6 ± 1.6 
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 80 ± 3 88 ± 2* 
Fasting plasma insulin (μU/ml) 11.7 ± 1.7 8.3 ± 0.9* 
Late pregnancyPostpartum
Age (years) 32.0 ± 1.6 33.2 ± 1.7* 
Parity (n0–1 (n = 6)  
 >1 (n = 3)  
Weight (kg) 72.5 ± 2.0 60.0 ± 2.4* 
BMI (kg/m225.6 ± 0.6 21.2 ± 0.8* 
Body fat (%) 28.9 ± 1.0 27.6 ± 1.6 
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 80 ± 3 88 ± 2* 
Fasting plasma insulin (μU/ml) 11.7 ± 1.7 8.3 ± 0.9* 

Data are means ± SE; n = 9. From Kirwan et al. (14).

*

P < 0.05 vs. late pregnancy.

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