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Table 1 Demographic variables of mother and its association with RTL of mother and cord

From: Telomere reprogramming during fetal life in low socioeconomic mothers

Variables n (%) Maternal RTL p value Cord RTL p value
Socioeconomic status
 Low 63 (25.2%) 5916 ± 754 < 0.05 6214 ± 596 < 0.05
 Lower middle 63 (25.2%) 6477 ± 1064 6492 ± 1065
 Upper middle 62 (25%) 6560 ± 1017 7471 ± 1851
 High 62 (25%) 6818 ± 1248 6936 ± 1326
Education
 No schooling 70 (28%) 6228 ± 116 0.089 6549 ± 1174 0.044
 Less than high school 64 (25.6%) 6537 ± 1094 6555 ± 1116
 High school 40 (16%) 6406 ± 1128 6757 ± 1444
 Graduation 16 (24.4%) 6596 ± 887 7264 ± 1634
 Master’s 15 (6%) 6375 ± 1172 6709 ± 1324
Ethnicity
 Pathan 83 (33%) 6328 ± 1130 0.327 6628 ± 1392 0.192
 Urdu speaking 62 (25%) 6319 ± 1008 7042 ± 1654
 Punjabi 46 (18%) 6618 ± 1120 6550 ± 902
 Sindh 37 (15%) 6598 ± 1042 7032 ± 1316
 Others (Hindu, Christian, Memon) 20 (08%) 6492 ± 1043 6402 ± 1063
Occupation
 Housewife 222 (89%) 6417 ± 1106 0.329 6741 ± 1414 0.238
 Teacher 15 (06%) 6331 ± 903 6778 ± 542
 Doctor 09 (3.6%) 6991 ± 726 7151 ± 1085
 Banker 02 (1%) 6497 7675 ± 186
 Others 02 (1%) 6373 ± 300 6800 ± 647
  1. The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to find the mean difference between RTL of maternal and cord blood with different demographics