Table 8

Anthropometry and body composition of 18 year old men according to duration of predominant breast feeding: adjusted analyses*. Values are means (SEs)

Duration of predominant breast feeding (months)
Outcomes<11-1.92-2.93-3.9≥4P value
Body mass index23.1 (0.2)22.9 (0.2)22.9 (0.2)22.8 (0.2)23.1 (0.3)0.61
Fat mass percentage17.7 (0.2)17.6 (0.2)17.8 (0.2)17.8 (0.2)17.5 (0.2)0.68
Fat mass/height24.1 (0.1)4.1 (0.1)4.1 (0.1)4.1 (0.1)4.1 (0.1)0.96
Lean mass/height219.0 (0.1)18.8 (0.2)18.8 (0.2)18.8 (0.1)19.1 (0.2)0.38
Height in cm174.1 (0.4)174.5 (0.4)174.3 (0.4)174.1 (0.4)174.5 (0.5)0.79
Percentage leg/total height44.7 (0.1)44.6 (0.1)44.7 (0.1)44.6 (0.1)44.6 (0.1)0.52
  • * General linear model (general factorial); estimates adjusted for family income and maternal education at birth, maternal body mass index, skin colour, birth weight and gestational age, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and current behavioural variables (smoking, alcohol drinking, type of diet, and physical exercise). The number of participants ranged from 2034 to 2060, depending on the outcome.