Table 1

Description of candidate predictors for the population for analysis (n=5359)

Candidate predictorsDescriptiveAvailable data, n (%)
Parental baseline characteristics
 Maternal prepregnancy BMI (kg/m2)*22.6 (14.4–50.2)4038 (75.3)
 Maternal hypertensive disease in pregnancy, n (%)306 (6.4)4745 (88.5)
 Maternal education level4937 (92.1)
  No education/primary education, n (%)360 (7.3)
   Secondary education, n (%)2070 (41.9)
   Higher education, n (%)2507 (50.8)
 Smoking by at least one parent, n (%)883 (42.4)2083 (38.9)
 Hypertension in at least one biological parent, n (%)104 (3.7)2792 (52.1)
 CVD in family of at least one biological parent, n (%)1885 (68.0)2772 (51.7)
Child characteristics
 Male gender, n (%)2627 (49.0)5359 (100.0)
 Gestational age at birth in weeks*40.1 (26.3–43.6)5327 (99.4)
 Birth weight SDS†−0.07 (1.02)5311 (99.1)
 Child ethnicity5240 (97.8)
  Western, n (%)3636 (69.4)
  Turkish, n (%)328 (6.3)
  Moroccan, n (%)258 (4.9)
  Surinamese, n (%)366 (7.0)
  Other non-western, n (%)652 (12.4)
 BMI SDS around 6 months†0.54 (1.01)3571 (66.6)
 BMI SDS around 1 year†0.26 (1.03)3719 (69.4)
 BMI SDS around 2 years†0.11 (1.06)3491 (65.1)
 BMI SDS around 3 years†0.13 (1.05)3355 (62.6)
 BMI SDS around 4 years†0.17 (1.12)2924 (54.6)
 BMI SDS at 5–6 years†0.51 (1.06)4705 (87.8)
 Age in months at BMI measurement around 6 months*6.2 (5.0–10.0)3571 (66.6)
 Age in months at BMI measurement around 1 year*11.1 (10.0–13.0)3719 (69.4)
 Age in months at BMI measurement around 2 years*24.8 (23.0–29.0)3491 (65.1)
 Age in months at BMI measurement around 3 years*36.7 (34.8–44.0)3355 (62.6)
 Age in months at BMI measurement around 4 years*45.8 (44.0–52.2)2924 (54.6)
 Age in months at BMI measurement at 5–6 years*72.1 (60.1–84.0)4705 (87.8)
  • *Median (range).

  • †Mean (SD).

  • BMI, body mass index; CVD, cardiovascular disease; SDS, SD score.