Table 2

Descriptive statistics of desert dust exposure estimates during pregnancy on the entire study population and according to the mode of onset of labour (TIMOUN cohort, Guadeloupe archipelago, French West Indies, 2005–2008)

NMean±SDMinimumMaximum
PM10 concentrations (µg/m3)
 Whole cohort90927.15±3.0813.1734.92
  Term birth76727.09±2.9613.1731.36
  Preterm birth14227.49±3.6814.8234.92
Proportion of intense desert dust episodes (%)
 Whole cohort9097.73±4.060.0019.41
  Term birth7677.61±3.910.0014.74
  Preterm birth1428.34±4.770.0019.41