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Table 4 Test of growth in response to GH treatment in different cohorts of children: born preterm from other countries or treated with 67 μg/kg/d of GH in children born preterm or at term.

From: The first-year growth response to growth hormone treatment predicts the long-term prepubertal growth response in children

Children born preterm (30–36 w)
GH dose 33 μg/kg/d
  n SDres SDstudRes
1–2 year 19 0.16 0.93
1–3 years 15 0.31 1.07
1–4 years 7 0.44 1.15
1–5 years 5 0.27 0.63
1–6 years 4 0.51 1.07
1–7 years 2 0.47 0.83
Children from other continents
GH dose 33 μg/kg/d
  n SDres SDstudRes
1–2 year 78 0.18 1.07
1–3 years 42 0.25 0.88
1–4 years 20 0.35 0.9
1–5 years 10 0.34 0.79
GH dose of 67 μg/kg/d
Born at term
  n SDres SDstudRes
1–2 year 15 0.19 1.13
1–3 years 7 0.31 1.09
1–4 years 2 0.37 0.95
GH dose of 67 μg/kg/d
Born preterm
  n SDres SDstudRes
1–2 year 7 0.17 1.01
1–3 years 2 0.26 0.90
  1. SDres = root mean square error of the residuals.
  2. SD stud Res = SDres/SDresModelgroup