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Table 1 Characteristics of the children in the study (N = 427)

From: Health-related quality of life of children with physical disabilities: a longitudinal study

Characteristic N = 427 Valid %
Child’s sex   
  Male 229 53.6
  Female 198 46.4
Child’s age   
  6 - 8 years 125 29.3
  9 - 11 years 176 41.2
  12 - 14 years 126 29.5
Child’s primary health problem   
  Central nervous system 340 79.6
  Musculoskeletal system 87 20.4
Child’s primary diagnostic category   
  Cerebral palsy or related (CNS) 217 50.8
  Spina bifida, spinal cord 52 12.2
  Acquired brain injury 25 5.9
  Developmental delay 12 2.8
  CNS minor motor 19 4.4
  CNS - other 15 3.5
  Neuromuscular 20 4.7
  Skeletal 54 12.7
  Musculoskeletal – other 13 3.1
  Missing 2 0.5