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Table 2 Comparison between the two groups in terms of general features, admissions and exacerbations during the last 12 months

From: Transition to adult care in young people with neuromuscular disease on non-invasive ventilation

Overall patient characteristics BGCH RBHT p value
Age, yearsa 18 (15–22) 17 (15–19) p = 0.0294
Ethnicity
 White n (%) 15 (100%) 7 (47%)  
 Asian n (%) 0 7 (47%)  
 Black n (%) 0 1 (6%)  
BMI, kg/m2a 18.71 (9.1–28.52) 16.45 (11.2–25.8) p = 0.2846
FVC, Z scorea −6.24 (− 8.03- -3.17) −6.93 (− 8.75- -3.89) p = 0.0441
Age at initiation NIV, yearsa 16 (15–20) 12 (5–18) p = 0.0006
Months on follow-upa 32 (3–158) 122 (44–162) p < 0.0001
(years) (2) (10)
Months on ventilationa 13 (3–67) 51 (3–159) p = 0.0198
(years) (1) (4)
Overall admissions/patient during the last 12 monthsa, n 1 (0–3) 1 (0–4) p = 0.7025
Admissions for sleep assessment/patient during the last 12 monthsa, n 1 (0–3) 1 (0–3) p = 0.8277
Acute exacerbations during the last 12 monthsa, n 0 (0–1) 0 (0–2) p = 0.3143
  1. aMedian (minimum-maximum)
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, FVC Forced Vital Capacity, (BGCH = Paediatric Respiratory Unit of the Bambino Gesù Children Hospital; RBHT = Paediatric Respiratory Unit of the Royal Brompton Hospital)