Table 5 RRs (95% CI) for the association between tube feeding and suboptimal growth (I), remission of AN (II) and occurrence of other mental disorders at follow-up (III)

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

Outcome N Relative Risk (95% CI)
(I) Suboptimal growth
Crude 208 1.644 (0.943–2.867)
Adjusted for:
(A) Age at first hospitalization 208 1.016 (0.574–1.799)
(B) A+height at first hospitalization 208 1.139 (0.567–1.810)
(C) B+time between beginning of disease and first hospitalization 188 1.030 (0.558–1.900)
(II) Remission of AN at follow-up
Crude 208 0.897 (0.632–1.272)
Adjusted for:
Time since last discharge 208 0.835 (0.584–1.196)
(III) Psychiatric comorbidities at follow-up
Crude 207 1.129 (0.720–1.770)
Adjusted for:   
(A) Height at beginning 207 1.048 (0.664–1.653)
(B) A+time since last discharge 207 1.148 (0.720–1.830)
  1. Abbreviations: AN, anorexia nervosa; CI, confidence interval, RRs, Relative Risks.