Table 2 Characteristics of subject stratified by growth

From: Long-term effects of enteral feeding on growth and mental health in adolescents with anorexia nervosa—results of a retrospective German cohort study

  Suboptimal growth (height) (n=53) Optimal growth (height) (n=155) P-Valuea
  n Mean (s.d.) n Mean (s.d.)  
Age at first hospitalization (years) 50 13.6 (1.2) 158 15.5 (1.5) <0.0001
Height at onset (m) 50 1.61 (0.06) 158 1.65 (0.08) 0.002
Height percentile at onset 50 55.1 (25.7) 158 52.2 (28.6) 0.52
Menarche was before onset of disease (%) 49 N=32 65.3% 152 N=121 79.6% 0.04
BMI at first hospitalization (kg/m2) 50 14.8 (1.3) 154 14.9 (1.5) 0.8
BMI s.d. scores at first hospitalization 50 −2.25 (0.9) 153 −2.91 (1.1) 0.0002
Outpatient therapy prior to first hospitalization (%) 50 N=13 26.0% 158 N=60 38.0% 0.12
Time between beginning of disease and first hospitalization (weeks) 47 34.4 (25.0) 141 50.9 (46.5) <0.0001
Total number of hospitalizations 50 1.8 (1.1) 158 1.6 (1.1) 0.13
BMI at first discharge 48 17.07 (1.4) 152 17.4 (1.5) 0.17
Follow-up
Time since last discharge (years) 50 5.8 (3.2) 158 6.4 (2.9) 0.18
BMI at follow-up 48 18.9 (2.7) 150 19.9 (2.8) 0.03
  1. Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.
  2. Optimal growth: stayed on height percentile or reached higher percentile; suboptimal growth: fell to lower percentile.
  3. at-Test or Pearson’s χ2. Bold entries indicate P<0.05.