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Table 1 Characteristics of Mothers and Infants in the Expanded Study

From: Elimination of “kitome” and “splashome” contamination results in lack of detection of a unique placental microbiome

Maternal & Infant Characteristics GDM
(N = 10)
Obese
(N = 10)
Normal Weight (N = 10) ρ-Value
Maternal age [yrs, mean (SD)] 34.2 (5.5) 26.6 (5.0) 30.3 (3.9) < 0.005
1st Trimester BMI (kg/M2, median) 33.9 33.8 22.9 < 0.001
3rd Trimester BMI (kg/M2, median) 36.9 36.9 26.4 < 0.001
GBS Positive (%) 20 40 40 N/S
1 h GTT, Mean (SD) 159.3 (15.5) 103.5 (16.3) 98.1 (23.2) < 0.001
Infant birth weight (kg) 3.46 (0.47) 3.59 (0.45) 3.23 (0.42) N/S
  1. GDM Gestational diabetes mellitus, SD standard deviation, GBS Group B Streptococcus, GTT glucose tolerance test, N/S not significant. Statistical analysis was performed with SigmaPlot V14.0, San Jose CA