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Table 2 Parameters of fitted weight curves and 95% confidence intervals

From: Higher neonatal growth rate and body condition score at 7 months are predictive factors of obesity in adult female Beagle dogs

  IW OW1 OW2
Mean (SD) 95% CI Mean (SD) 95% CI Mean (SD) 95% CI
BWmax, maximum body weight (kg) 13.10 (0.13) a [12.81; 13.39] 12.03 (0.11) b [11.75; 12.30] 16.16 (0.16) c [15.79; 16.54]
α, mature:birth body weight ratio 2.55 (0.16) a [2.18; 2.92] 2.50 (0.14) a [2.15; 2.85] 2.60 (0.18) a [2.19; 3.01]
k, maturation rate 0.088 (0.005) a [0.077; 0.099] 0.078 (0.004) b [0.069; 0.087] 0.075 (0.005) b [0.065; 0.085]
tPI (weeks) 10.64 (0.22) a [10.15; 10.81] 11.73 (0.26) b [11.06; 12.03] 12.73 (0.27) b [12.12; 12.90]
BWPI (kg) 4.82 (0.11) a [4.71; 4.93] 4.42 (0.10) b [4.32; 4.52] 5.95 (0.14) c [5.08; 6.08]
Maximum of weight velocity 0.42 (0.06) a [0.36; 0.49] 0.35 (0.048) b [0.30; 0.39] 0.45 (0.07) a [0.38; 0.52]
  1. Values are expressed as mean (standard deviation). Letters represent a significant difference (p <0.05). Groups were described as ideal weight (IW, n = 9), slightly overweight (OW1, n = 6) and overweight (OW2, n = 9). Details regarding the fitted curves can be found in the Materials and Methods