TABLE 2

Comparison of mean weight at 5 years (95% CI), insulin resistance, and insulin resistance corrected for mean weight at 5 years between children whose weight caught up with those whose weight remained above the median from birth

Weight changenWeight at 5 years (kg)Insulin resistance (arbitrary units)Insulin resistance corrected for weight at 5 years
Boys
 I2520.5 (19.6–21.4)0.85 (0.61–1.09)0.89 (0.62–1.16)
 II5222.2 (21.2–23.2)0.90 (0.71–1.09)0.88 (0.70–1.06)
P = 0.03P = 0.75P = 0.96
Girls
 I2521.6 (20.6–22.6)1.23 (0.95–1.52)1.26 (1.03–1.49)
 II3722.0 (20.8–23.2)1.15 (0.95–1.35)1.13 (0.94–1.32)
P = 0.58P = 0.61P = 0.41
  • Boys and girls are treated separately, and the P values denote the statistical probability of nil difference for each comparison.