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Table 6 Diagnoses after diagnostic workup of short stature.

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

  University hospital General hospital Total
  Children < 3 years Children > 3 years Children < 3 years Children > 3 years  
   CR NCR NC   CR NCR NC  
  n = 30 n = 284 n = 63 n = 21 n = 29 n = 85 n = 24 n = 6  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n = 542 (%)
GHD 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
CD 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 7
Turner 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Other pathology 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
Total pathology 5 (16.7) 14 (5.2) 1 (5.7) 0 (0) 3 (10.3) 3 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (16.7) 27 (5.0)
SGA only 4 (13.3) 54 (20.1) 3 (3.5) 4 (18.2) 1 (3.4) 13 (14.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (16.7) 80 (14.8)
Idiopathic 21 (70) 216 (74.7) 59 (90.8) 17 (81.8) 25 (86.2) 69 (81.6) 24 (92.1) 4 (66.8) 435 (80.2)
  1. CR = Correctly referred; NCR = Not correctly referred; NC = Not classifiable (information to confirm CR was lacking);
  2. SGA = Small for gestational age (with persistent short stature after two years); GHD = Growth hormone deficiency; CD = Celiac disease