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Table 2 Comparisons of baseline height SDS, FAH SDS, and TH SDS

From: Final adult height of children with idiopathic short stature: a multicenter study on GH therapy alone started during peri-puberty

Treatment coursenBaseline age (y)Baseline height SDSFAH SDSTH SDS1HtSDS = FAH SDS - baseline height SDS2 HtSDS = FAH SDS - TH SDS3 HtSDS = baseline height SDS - TH SDSWithin different treatment courses
Comparison between ∆2 and ∆3
< 3 m Control4112.9 ± 1.75−3.14 ± 0.723− 1.98 ± 1.065−0.95 ± 0.7491.16 ± 1.036− 0.98 ± 1.106− 2.22 ± 1.030t = 4.927
P = 0.000*
3-6 m7012.7 ± 1.76− 2.99 ± 0.904− 1.68 ± 1.035− 0.96 ± 0.7201.30 ± 1.090
t = − 0.673 P = 0.503
− 0.78 ± 1.171− 1.99 ± 0.997t = 6.044
P = 0.000*
6-12 m5512.5 ± 1.86− 2.87 ± 0.838− 1.88 ± 1.196− 0.99 ± 0.7391.00 ± 1.273
t = 0.690 P = 0.492
− 0.94 ± 1.293− 1.89 ± 0.900t = 4.351
P = 0.000*
1–2y8112.3 ± 1.75−2.79 ± 0.775− 1.76 ± 1.417− 0.93 ± 0.7581.01 ± 1.312
t = 0.637 P = 0.525
− 0.84 ± 1.483−1.88 ± 1.088t = 4.920
P = 0.000*
≥2y9711.9 ± 1.89−3.03 ± 1.268− 1.49 ± 1.225− 0.72 ± 0.7781.54 ± 1.229
t = − 1.751 P = 0.082
−0.77 ± 1.475−2.25 ± 1.560t = 6.441
P = 0.000*
Total344 −2.96 ± 0.968− 1.72 ± 1.219−0.89 ± 0.7561.23 ± 1.222−0.85 ± 1.349− 2.05 ± 1.194t = 11.764
P = 0.000*
  F = 3.693
P = 0.006*
F = 1.226
P = 0.299
F = 1.581
P = 0.179
F = 1.608
P = 0.172
F = 2.910
P = 0.022*
F = 0.261
P = 0.903
F = 1.500
P = 0.202