Table 4 Characteristics of subjects stratified by the occurrence of psychiatric comorbidities, other than eating disorders, 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

  Psychiatric comorbidities at follow-up (n=82) No psychiatric comorbidities at follow-up (n=125) P-valuea
   Mean (s.d.) n Mean (s.d.)  
Age at first hospitalization (years±s.d.) 82 15.0 (1.8) 125 15.2 (1.5) 0.42
Height at onset (mean±s.d.) 82 1.62 (0.08) 125 1.65 (0.08) 0.01
Height percentile at onset 81 47.0 (27.6) 122 55.2 (27.7) 0.04
Menarche before onset of disease (%) 81 N=65 80.3% 119 N=88 74.0% 0.30
BMI at first hospitalization (kg/m2±s.d.) 80 15.1 (1.6) 123 14.7 (1.3) 0.09
BMI s.d. scores at first hospitalization 79 −2.56 (1.1) 123 −2.89 (1.1) 0.03
Outpatient therapy before first hospitalization (%) 82 N=34 41.5% 125 N=39 31.2% 0.13
Time between beginning of disease and first hospitalization (weeks, s.d.) 74 44.2 (37.4) 113 48.7 (46.0) 0.49
BMI at first discharge (kg/m2) 81 17.31 (1.3) 118 17.34 (1.6) 0.91
Total number of hospitalizations 82 1.7 (1.0) 125 1.6 (1.2) 0.48
Mental disorders at first assessment 82 N=42 51.2% 125 N=52 41.6% 0.17
Follow-up
Time since last discharge (years) 82 5.8 (3.0) 125 6.6 (3.0) 0.05
BMI at follow-up 78 19.4 (3.0) 119 19.8 (2.7) 0.37
  1. Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.
  2. at-Test or Pearson’s χ2. Bold entries indicate P<0.05.