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Table 1 Characteristics of the 40 male study participants

From: Childhood abuse is associated with methylation of multiple loci in adult DNA

  Age (y) No abuse n = 28 Abuse n = 12 p*
Birthweight, g, mean ± SD# 0 3577.35 (574.91) 3338.21 (590.25) 0.24
Height, cm, mean ± SD#$ 7 1.24 (0.07) 1.21 (0.07) 0.27
Maths score, mean ± SD#$ 16 14.82 (7.32) 12.29 (7.95) 0.44
Reading score, median (Q1, Q3)#$ 16 27 (21, 31) 31 (12, 32) 0.70
Socio-emotional adjustment number ~ median (Q1-Q3)#$ 7 4 (1, 12) 8.5 (2, 13) 0.47
Alcohol drinks daily, n (%)# 42 7 (25.93) 2 (16.67) 0.53
Smokers, n (%)# 42 7 (25.93) 4 (33.33) 0.64
Height, cm, mean ± SD# 42 1.78 (0.09) 1.76 (0.06) 0.52
BMI, kg/m2, mean ± SD 45 26.63 (3.99) 28.69 (4.39) 0.16
Waist circumference, cm, mean ± SD 45 97.43 (10.24) 102 (12.02) 0.23
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean ± SD 45 82.77 (11.71) 85.53 (12.72) 0.51
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean ± SD 45 132.92 (18.61) 134.72 (18.90) 0.78
Fev1, mean ± SD# 45 3.84 (0.65) 3.70 (0.63) 0.53
  1. FEV1 = one-second forced expiratory volume; best test of three spirometry readings.
  2. #N for non-abuse <28 (range 22 to 27).
  3. $N for abuse <12 (range 7 to 10).
  4. ~higher score = poorer adjustment.
  5. *p-value from t-test, except for median (IQR), when Two-sample Wilcoxon rank-sum test was used.