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Table 4 Concordance between the MACS and the GMFCS-E & R levels by subtypes of CP and chronological age groups

From: Functional profiles of children with cerebral palsy in Jordan based on the association between gross motor function and manual ability

  MACS level < GMFCS- E & R level (Manual ability better than gross motor function) MACS level > GMFCS-E & R level (Gross motor function better than manual ability) MACS level = GMFCS-E & R level (Manual ability is similar to gross motor function)
Entire sample (n = 122) 69** (56.6%) 12** (9.8%) 41** (33.6%)
Subtype of CP
 Spastic diplegia (n = 40) 28** (70.0%) 1** (2.5%) 11** (27.5%)
 Spastic quadriplegia (n = 34) 20** (58.8%) 2** (5.9%) 12** (35.3%)
 Spastic hemiplegia (n = 19) 8 (42.1%) 5 (26.3%) 6 (31.6%)
 Dyskinesia (n = 6) 1 (16.7%) 3 (50.0%) 2 (33.3%)
 Ataxia (n = 10) 6 (60.0%) 1 (10.0%) 3 (30.0%)
 Unknown (n = 13) 6 (46.2%) 0 (0.0%) 7 (53.8%)
Chronological age
 2 - > 4 years (n = 58) 22*(37.9%) 10* (17.2%) 26* (44.8%)
 4 - < 6 years (n = 28) 17** (60.7%) 1** (3.6%) 10** (35.7%)
  ≥ 6 years (n = 36) 30** (83.3%) 1** (2.8%) 5** (13.9%)
  1. **Wilcoxon signed ranks teat and Sign test significant p < .001
  2. *Wilcoxon signed ranks teat and Sign test significant p < .01