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Table 5 Analysis of the development of spasticity with age using AIC [12].

From: Development of spasticity with age in a total population of children with cerebral palsy

Population AIC
Total population
No turning point 1.2952
Turning point at 4 years 1.2921
Turning point at 4 and 12 years 1.2902
Total population – children operated* excluded
No turning point 1.2893
Turning point at 6 years 1.2838
Turning point at 6 and 12 years 1.2822
Spastic unilateral CP
No turning point 1.1901
Turning point at 4 years 1.1795
Turning point at 4 and 11 years 1.1698
Spastic unilateral CP-children operated* excluded
No turning point 1.2099
Turning point at 4 years 1.1948
Turning point at 7 and 7 years 1.1918
Spastic bilateral CP
No turning point 1.3338
Turning point at 3 years 1.1317
Turning point at 3 and 12 years 1.3305
Spastic bilateral CP – children operated* excluded
No turning point 1.3508
Turning point at 7 years 1.3469
Turning point at 7 and 12 years 1.3449
Dyskinetic CP
No turning point 1.3605
Turning point at 6 years 1.3448
Dyskinetic CP – children operated* excluded
No turning point 1.3301
Turning point at 6 years 1.2928
  1. In each subgroup the AIC value for an age development pattern without turning point, an age development pattern with turning points and age at turning points that yielded the lowest AIC value are presented.
  2. * Children operated with SDR, ITB and/or TAL excluded