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Table 1 Characteristics of the SGA patients used for the development of the SGA growth prediction models

From: Prediction models for short children born small for gestational age (SGA) covering the total growth phase. Analyses based on data from KIGS (Pfizer International Growth Database)

  1st prepubertal year 2nd prepubertal year
  N Mean SD N Mean SD
At GH treatment start       
   Sex male %   67    62  
   Birth weight SDS 613 -2.7 1.0 385 -2.6 1.0
   Birth length SDS 465 -2.7 1.3 295 -2.7 1.3
   Maximum GH peak (ng/ml) 613 20.8 13.3 385 20.9 13.6
   MPH SDS 607 -0.9* 1.2 379 -0.8* 1.2
   Age (years) 613 6.6 2.5 385 6.3 2.2
   Height SDS 613 -2.8* 0.9 385 -2.8* 0.9
   Weight SDS 613 -3.4 1.6 385 -3.4 1.6
   GH dose (mg/kg/day) 613 0.04 0.02 385 0.04 0.02
First-year growth response       
   HV(cm/year) 613 8.6 1.9 385 8.7 1.8
   Change in (delta) height SDS 613 0.7* 0.4 385 0.7* 0.3
Second year growth response       
   HV(cm/year)     385 7.0 1.4
   Change in (delta) height SDS     385 0.3* 0.2
  1. The first and second pre-pubertal years on GH [4] are shown.
  2. * = calculations based on Tanner's references [8]