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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of all adults with cerebral palsy, and differences between Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) I-III and IV-V

From: Abdominal obesity is an independent predictor of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in adults with cerebral palsy

  Total Sample GMFCS I-III GMFCS IV-V p-value
N 112 58 54  
Female. O 53.6 51.4 52.0 0.805
Age On) 34.00 (13.41) 32.95 (13.63) 36.10 (18.01) 0.224
Race/Ethnicity, %     
Non-Hispanic White 90.4 87.9 92.3 0.45
African American 7.8 10.3 5.8 0.39
Mexican American or Other Hispanic 1.7 1.7 1.9 0.94
Body Mass (kg) 61.73 (25.09 72.35 (22.51) 51.02 4.73) <0.001*
Recumbent Length (cm) 159.21 (13.35) 161.65 (9.90) 155.68 (16.27) 0.043*
Body Mass Index (kg∙m-2) 25.86 (7.59) 28.72 (7.41) 22.79 (634) <0.001*
Obesity (BMI≥30), % 23.5 32.1 14.00 0.04*
Waist Circumference (cm) 85.53 (20.48) 92.80 (17.47) 79.20 (22.14) 0.003*
Hip Circumference (cm) 93.75 (17.23) 101.19 (1 3.10) 85.06 (18.57) <0.001*
Waist-to-Hip Ratio 0.90 (0.09) 0.90 (0.10) 0.90 (0.08) 0.74
25-hydroxyvitanin D (25(OH)D) (ng/mL) 30.17 (15.02) 27.53 (11.68) 31.71 (11.40) 0.143
Parathvroid hormone (PTH). (pg/mI) 49.8 (26.65) 47.96 (25.10) 52.63 (28.86) 0.418
  1. *Significant difference between GMFCS I-III and IV-V (p <0.05).