Table 3

Unadjusted mean (95% confidence limits) of offspring resting blood pressures and heart rates in childhood and adolescence according to whether the mother ate fish during pregnancy

Age of offspringSystolic BP*Diastolic BP*Heart rate†
Mother ate fishMother ate fishMother ate fish
Offspring (years)YesNoYesNoYesNo
798.4 (98.0 to 98.8)98.7 (97.6 to 99.9)56.0 (55.7 to 56.3)56.4 (55.6 to 57.2)83.0 (82.5 to 83.5)84.3‡ (83.0 to 85.7)
9101.9 (101.4 to 102.3)103.0‡ (102.0 to 104.1)57.0 (56.7 to 57.3)57.8 (57.0 to 58.5)78.8 (78.3 to 79.3)80.5‡ (79.1 to 81.8)
11105.1 (104.7 to 105.6)103.7‡ (102.4 to 105.1)58.5 (58.2 to 58.8)58.2 (57.4 to 59.1)75.3 (74.7 to 75.8)77.0‡ (75.7 to 78.4)
13107.3 (106.8 to 107.9)108.7 (107.1 to 110.3)58.0 (57.6 to 58.3)58.6 (57.6 to 59.6)70.4 (69.8 to 71.0)71.6 (69.9 to 73.4)
15123.1 (122.4 to 123.8)122.2 (120.4 to 123.9)66.7 (66.1 to 67.2)65.7 (64.3 to 67.1)74.0 (73.2 to 74.9)75.7 (73.5 to 77.8)
17118.0 (117.3 to 118.6)119.3 (117.4 to 121.2)63.8 (63.4 to 64.1)64.5 (63.2 to 65.8)65.0 (64.4 to 65.6)64.8 (63.3 to 66.2)
  • Numbers in each cell can be obtained from online supplementary table S2.

  • *mm Hg.

  • †BPM.

  • ‡Difference between fish eaters and non-fish eaters p<0.05.