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Table 3 characteristics of infants with growth faltering at the first visit to the hospital

From: Failure to thrive in infant and toddlers: a practical flowchart-based approach in a hospital setting

  All (n°74) NOFTT (n°43) OFTT (n°31) p-value
Sex (M/F) 42/32 23/20 19/12 0.37
Gestational age (week) 38.8 ± 1.15 39.16 ± 0.97 38.3 ± 1.2 0.0027
Birth WT (Kg) 2.90 ± 0.79 2.99 ± 0.23 2.76 ± 0.37 0.0018
Age at first visit (months) 6.98 ± 2.45 8.01 ± 2.15 5.54 ± 2.12 < 0.0001
WT z-score −2.0 ± 0.23 −1.93 ± 0.39 −2.09 ± 0.25 0.0028
LT z-score −0.94 ± 0.79 − 0.89 ± 0.73 − 0.99 ± 0.82 0.59
HC z-score −0.26 ± 0.90 − 0.12 ± 0.76 − 0.47 ± 1.04 0.10
Weight for length ratio −2.3 ± 1.02 −2.4 ± 0.95 − 2.1 ± 1.11 0.186
  1. M male, F female. WT weight, LT length, HC head circumference. Data are reported as mean ± SD