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Table 1 Anthropometric parameters of 2019 and 2020 patients referred for precocious puberty

From: “Impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on early onset of puberty: experience of an Italian tertiary center”

  2019 2020 p
Female Male Total Female Male Total
Number 87 6 93 215 9 224 0.38*
Age (year) 7.51 ± 1.07 7.97 ± 2.80 7.54 ± 1.23 7.33 ± 0.86 8.14 ± 1.12 7.37 ± 8.79 0.151
Height (cm) 129.06 ± 9.2 128 ± 18.08 128.99 ± 9.84 126.96 ± 7.41 135 ± 11.28 127.28 ± 7.73 0.100
Height SDS 0.81 ± 1.11 0.35 ± 1.28 0.78 ± 1.12 0.63 ± 1.09 1.14 ± 1.33 0.65 ± 1.10 0.375
Weight (kg) 30.67 ± 7.77 28.97 ± 10.70 30.56 ± 7.93 28.27 ± 6.23 40.21 ± 15.38 28.75 ± 7.16 0.048
Weight SDS 1.05 ± 1.13 0.43 ± 1.69 1.01 ± 1.17 0.8 ± 1.07 1.66 ± 1.14 0.84 ± 1.09 0.211
BMI (kg/m2) 18.19 ± 3.02 17.35 ± 3.32 18.13 ± 3.03 17.39 ± 2.58 21.43 ± 5.63 17.55 ± 2.86 0.105
BMI SDS 1.24 ± 1.45 0.14 ± 1.81 1.18 ± 1.48 0.90 ± 1.34 2.09 ± 1.36 0.95 ± 1.36 0.186
  1. Legend: Anthropometric parameters are expressed as mean ± SD if not differently indicated. Independent Student’s t-test was used to compare means between 2019 and 2020 groups. Statistical differences between prevalences were assessed by Fisher’s exact test. *Difference in sex prevalence between 2019 and 2020 groups.