Table 2

Correlated factors for hyperglycaemia* in young adults with very low birth weight assessed by logistic regression analyses

VariableOR (95% CI)p Value
Gender (male)3.34 (1.08 to 10.3)0.036
Factors at birth
 Gestational age (wk)0.77 (0.53 to 1.12)0.165
 Weight (0.1 kg)1.39 (0.96 to 2.02)0.085
 SGA2.56 (0.37 to 17.5)0.340
Factors at study assessment
 Family history of diabetes1.92 (0.49 to 7.57)0.353
 BMI (kg/m2)1.29 (1.11 to 1.49)0.001
  • * A category of hyperglycaemia includes diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) and non-diabetes/IGT/IFG with elevated 1 h glucose levels (>8.6 mmol/l).

  • Each OR is calculated from a model including gender, family history of diabetes, BMI, gestational age, birth weight and SGA/AGA (appropriate for gestational age).

  • BMI, body mass index; SGA, small for gestational age.