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Table 2 Perinatal characteristics of the mothers (n = 237)

From: Glucose screening within six months postpartum among Chinese mothers with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study

Characteristics n %
Parity
 1 93 39.2
  ≥ 2 144 60.8
Gestational age when diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (weeks)
  < 24 14 5.9
 24–28 200 84.4
  > 28 23 9.7
Gestational diabetes mellitus diagnostic OGTT glucose (mmol/l) (Mean ± S.D.)
 Fasting plasma glucose 4.59 ± 0.65
 1-h plasma glucose 9.90 ± 1.60
 2-h plasma glucose 9.07 ± 1.40
Management of gestational diabetes mellitus
 Diet or physical activity 195 82.3
 Oral agents 35 14.8
 Insulin injection 7 3.0
Blood glucose control during pregnancy
 Acceptable or good 125 52.7
 Not good 70 29.5
 Data were unavailable 42 17.7
Gestational weight gain
 Less than the recommended 122 51.5
 Within the range of the recommended 91 38.4
 More than the recommended 24 10.1
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal birth or vacuum 146 61.6
 Caesarean section 91 38.4
Infant feeding method
 Exclusive breastfeeding 158 66.7
 Mixed feeding 69 29.1
 Formula feeding 10 4.2
Having someone help with childcare
 Yes 149 62.9
 No 88 37.1
  1. OGTT Oral glucose tolerance test