Table 3

Anthropometry and body composition of 18 year old men according to total duration of breast feeding. Values are means (SDs) unless stated otherwise

Duration of total breast feeding (months)
Outcomes<11-23-56-89-11≥12P value*All participants
Overweight (No (%))69 (14.1)75 (13.5)55 (11.0)33 (16.2)17 (19.3)44 (13.7)0.3291 (13.5)
Obese (No (%))47 (9.6)50 (9.0)19 (3.8)22 (10.8)9 (10.2)27 (8.4)0.004125 (8.1)
Body mass index22.5 (3.8)22.3 (3.6)22.1 (3.2)22.6 (4.4)22.9 (3.7)22.5 (4.2)0.2522.4 (3.8)
Fat mass percentage17.6 (2.9)17.8 (2.8)17.7 (2.8)17.9 (3.0)18.3 (2.6)17.9 (2.7)0.4217.8 (2.8)
Fat mass/height24.0 (1.2)4.0 (1.1)3.9 (1.0)4.1 (1.3)4.2 (1.0)4.1 (1.3)0.194.0 (1.1)
Lean mass/height218.5 (2.9)18.3 (2.7)18.2 (2.5)18.6 (3.2)18.7 (2.9)18.4 (3.1)0.2718.3 (2.8)
Height in cm172.7 (6.9)173.1 (6.8)173.5 (6.5)174.3 (7.0)174.7 (6.8)173.9 (6.7)0.001173.4 (6.8)
Percentage leg/total height44.5 (1.4)44.6 (1.3)44.7 (1.3)44.8 (1.3)44.7 (1.2)44.7 (1.5)0.02†44.6 (1.3)
No of participants489555498204883212155
  • * Test for heterogeneity (χ2 test for proportions; analysis of variance for means).

  • † Test for linear trend.

  • ‡ The number of participants ranged from 2127 to 2155, depending on the outcome.