Table 3 Characteristics of subjects stratified by persistence of AN at follow-up

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

  Persistence of AN at follow-up (n=63) Remission of AN at follow-up (n=145) P-valuea
  n Mean (s.d.) n Mean (s.d.)  
Age at first hospitalization (years) 63 14.9 (1.8) 145 15.1 (1.5) 0.39
Height at onset (mean±s.d.) 63 1.63 (0.09) 145 1.64 (0.07) 0.26
Height percentile at onset 61 50.4 (27.8) 143 52.7 (28.0) 0.59
Menarche was before onset of disease (%) 60 N=42 70.0% 141 N=111 78.7% 0.18
BMI at first hospitalization (kg/m2±s.d.) 61 14.9 (1.4) 143 14.8 (1.5) 0.81
BMI s.d. scores at first hospitalization 61 −2.65 (1.1) 142 −2.80 (1.1) 0.37
Outpatient therapy before first hospitalization (%) 63 N=29 46.0% 145 N=44 30.3% 0.03
Time between onset of disease and first hospitalization (weeks) 61 43.5 (44.2) 127 48.3 (42.1) 0.48
BMI at first discharge (kg/m2) 63 17.0 (1.3) 137 17.5 (1.5) 0.06
Total number of hospitalizations 63 1.84 (1.1) 145 1.54 (1.1) 0.08
Follow-up
Time since last discharge (years) 61 6.5 (3.2) 142 7.5 (3.1) 0.02
BMI at follow-up 62 18.0 (3.0) 136 20.4 (2.4) <0.0001
  1. Abbreviations: AN, anorexia nervosa; BMI, body mass index.
  2. at-Test or Pearson’s χ2. Bold entries indicate P<0.05.