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Table 4 Auxological criteria applicable to the correctly referred (CR) group of children > 3 years old in both the university hospital (n = 284) and the general hospital (n = 85) (multiple criteria per patient are possible).

From: The diagnostic work up of growth failure in secondary health care; An evaluation of consensus guidelines

Description rule Rule nr. University hospital General hospital Difference between 2 hospitals (p-value)
    n (%) n (%)  
Absolute height   1. 173 (60.9) 34 (40.0) 0.01
Clinical symptoms   2. 23 (8.1) 3 (3.5) 0.1
Persistent short stature after born SGA   3. 55 (19.4) 13 (15.3) 0.3
Short for target height and population (HSDScorr) ♂: < 10 yr and > 13.4 yr;
♀: < 9 yr and > 12.3 yr
4. 210 (73.9) 75 (88.2) 0.04
  ♂: 10 – 13.4 yr;
♀: 9 – 12.3 yr
5. 9 (3.2) 0 (0)  
Height deflection ♂: < 10 yr and > 13.4 yr;
♀: < 9 yr and > 12.3 yr
6. 58 (20.4) 18 (21.1) 0.9
  ♂: 10 – 13.4 yr;
♀: 9 – 12.3 yr
7. 0 (0) 0 (0)