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Table 3 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of children and adolescents in the field test sample by age group

From: Assessing the quality of life of health-referred children and adolescents with short stature: development and psychometric testing of the QoLISSY instrument

Subject characteristics Total Age group Age group
8–12 yrs 13–18 yrs
N 268 100% 129 48.1% 139 51.9%
Gender Female 114 42.5% 60 52.6% 54 47.4%
Male 154 57.5% 69 44,8% 85 55,2%
Main diagnosis GHD 109 40.7% 40 36.7% 69 63.3%
ISS 159 59.3% 89 56.0% 70 44,0%
Treatment status Treated 142 53,0% 58 40,8% 84 59,2%
Untreated 126 47,0% 71 56.3% 55 43.7%
Height SDS 0 to −1.499 77 31.4% 31 40.3% 46 59.7%
N = 246 −1.50 to −2.499 115 46,9% 67 58.3% 48 41.7%
−2.50 and lower 53 21.6% 21 39.6% 32 60.4%
  1. GHD: growth hormone deficiency; ISS: idiopathic short stature; SDS: standard deviation score.