Table 3

Characteristics of infants in the maternal fish oil and placebo supplemented groups

CharacteristicFish oilPlacebo
Results are expressed as mean (SD).
PCA, Postconceptional age.
Gestational age at birth (days)279.7 (9.5)279.6 (8.5)
Male/female ratio at birth16/1511/18
Birth weight (g)3507.7 (500.8)3645.1 (495)
Birth length (cm)52.6 (2.5)53.1 (2.9)
Birth head circumference (cm)34.9 (1.5)34.9 (1.5)
Male/female ratio at 50 weeks PCA15/1211/17
PCA at 50 weeks PCA vision test (days)349.7 (6.5)348.3 (4.7)
Weight at 50 weeks PCA vision test (kg)5894.4 (662.3)5995.7 (827.9)
Length at 50 weeks PCA vision test (cm)60.0 (2.6)60.5 (2.9)
Head circumference at 50 weeks PCA vision test (cm)39.9 (1.5)40.1(2.3)
Male/female ratio at 66 weeks PCA16/1211/16
PCA at 66 weeks PCA vision test (days)465.4 (11.9)466.7 (10.5)
Weight at 66 weeks PCA vision test (kg)8263.7 (999.4)8626.7 (208.8)
Length at 66 weeks PCA vision test (cm)68.5 (2.6)69.1 (3.2)
Head circumference at 66 weeks PCA vision test (cm)43.8 (2.4)44.1 (1.7)
Mode of feeding at birth (breast/formula)20/1121/8
Mode of feeding at 50 weeks PCA (breast/formula/combined)9/15/46/13/8
Mode of feeding at 66 weeks PCA (breast/formula/combined)3/19/62/20/5