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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy children is fully reducible in the initial stage, and becomes structural over time

  Scoliosis development No scoliosis P value Total
Number of boys 31 19 50
Age (year) 13.6 ± 2.5 12.4 ± 2.6 0.08 13.14 ± 2.6
Height (cm) 149.4 ± 25.5 142.9 ± 34.3 0.66 146.9 ± 25.6
Body weight (kg) 49.1 ± 16.5 45.9 ± 12.1 0.36 47.9 ± 14.9
Functional assessment Brooke scale 2.5 ± 1.7 2.0 ± 1.0 0.31 2.3 ± 1.5
Vignos scale 8.4 ± 0.6 8.3 ± 0.5 0.43 8.3 ± 0.5
Pulmonary function FVC % of predicted (%) 74.2 ± 12.5 84.5 ± 15.2 0.03 78.2 ± 14.7
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation. Comparison between groups was by Mann-Whitney test. FVC; Functional vital capacity