Table 1

Clinical characteristics of pregnant women recruited for analysis of plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase (PMCA) and sarcoendoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA)

CharacteristicsGroup 1 (n=16)Group 2 (n=14)Group 3 (n=28)p Values
Maternal age (y)*33.2±3.732.9±4.933.3±3.50.954
Maternal BMI (kg/m2)*25.0±3.526.7±3.124.4±4.00.095
Gestational age (wk)*36.7±2.634.9±3.831.0±3.4<0.001
Delivery before 36 wk (%)5 (31.3)8 (57.1)24 (85.7)0.009
Cesarean section (%)8 (50.0)14 (100)28 (100)<0.001
Birth weight (kg)*2.81±0.571.74±0.761.36±0.62<0.001
Pre-eclampsia (%)5 (35.7)28 (100)<0.001
Fetal growth restriction (%)13 (92.9)15 (53.6)<0.001
  • *Data are expressed as mean±SD.

  • BMI, body mass index.