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Table 2 Distribution (%) of use of support (adaptive seating, standing device, external support) to sit, stand, stand up and sit down in different age groups.

From: Sitting and standing performance in a total population of children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional study

  Age group (years) Without support % With support % Cannot %
Sit 3-6 40.5 58.6 0.2
  7-9 49.6 40.4 0.0
  10-12 55.6 43.6 0.0
  13-15 59.8 38.5 0.0
  16-18 71.3 27.8 0.2
Stand 3-6 55.2 42.2 2.6
  7-9 67.0 30.1 2.9
  10-12 70.1 27.4 2.6
  13-15 65.8 27.4 6.8
  16-18 70.4 25.9 3.7
Stand up 3-6 51.7 23.3 25.0
  7-9 66.3 17.3 16.3
  10-12 65.0 21.4 13.7
  13-15 63.8 17.2 19.0
  16-18 65.7 17.6 16.7
Sit down 3-6 53.0 17.4 29.6
  7-9 66.3 16.3 17.3
  10-12 65.8 20.5 13.7
  13-15 63.2 17.1 19.7
  16-18 66.7 16.7 16.7
  1. Linear by linear association test showed a significant increase in use of standard chairs with age (p < 0.001). There was a difference in performance to stand (p < 0.05) and to stand up (p = 0.03) between the preschool children 3--6 years compared to the other age groups. The use of support to sit down from standing decreased with age (p = 0.041).