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Table 2 Associations between late life anxiety and depression case status and continuous or ordinal exposures recorded at birth

From: An investigation of factors identified at birth in relation to anxiety and depression in old age: the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK)

  Mean (SD) Age- and gender-adjusted mean difference (95% CI) Mean (SD) Age- and gender-adjusted mean difference (95% CI)
  Case-level anxiety Controls   Case-level depression Controls  
Birth weight (kg)a 3.38 3.48 −0.06 3.42 3.48 −0.05
  (0.48) (0.51) (−0.18,0.06) (0.62) (0.50) (−0.20,0.09)
Birth length (cm) 49.92 50.36 −0.21 50.00 50.33 −0.41
  (2.15) (2.02) (−0.78,0.35) (2.49) (1.99) (−1.08,0.25)
Head circumferenceb (cm) 34.28 34.50 −0.07 34.34 34.48 −0.23
  (1.52) (1.68) (−0.54,0.39) (1.93) (1.63) (−0.78,0.32)
Ponderal Index 2.64 2.65 −0.01 2.64 2.65 −0.00
  (0.23) (0.22) (−0.07,0.05) (0.27) (0.22) (−0.08,0.07)
Mother’s pelvic sizec (cm) 25.65 26.11 −0.44 * 25.89 26.06 −0.22
  (1.28) (1.29) (−0.82,-0.06) (1.05) (1.32) (−0.67,0.23)
Mother’s age (years) 27.69 29.50 −1.97 * 27.37 29.43 −2.14 *
  (5.85) (5.67) (−3.59,-0.35) (5.77) (5.70) (−4.07,-0.22)
Parity 2.26 2.63 −0.40 2.24 2.61 −0.39
  (1.38) (2.02) (−0.95,0.15) (1.72) (1.96) (−1.05,0.26)
Gestation (weeks) 39.63 39.67 0.00 39.62 39.67 −0.05
  (1.14) (1.18) (−0.33,0.34) (1.14) (1.18) (−0.45,0.34)
N 58 348 406 38 368 406
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001.
  2. aBirth weight was also adjusted for gestational age.
  3. bN=400 (Males N=183 and females N=217).
  4. cN=382 (Males N=174 and females N=208).