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Table 1 Baseline characteristics in 272 Boston braced patients

From: Long-term results after Boston brace treatment in late-onset juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Characteristic Had long-term
follow-up
n = 272
Did not attend
long-term follow-up
n = 88
p-value
Age at start brace treatment (years) 13.1 (1.9) 12.9 (2.3) 0.83
Bone age at start brace treatment (years) 12.5 (1.9) 12.3 (2.4) 0.67
Age at menarche (years) 13.4 (1.2) 13.3 (1.4) 0.61
Age at weaning (years) 15.8 (1.5) 15.5 (1.7) 0.35
Bone age at weaning (years) 15.1 (1.3) 14.7 (1.7) 0.20
Major curve at start brace treatment (°) 33.0 (7.0) 32.4 (8.0) 0.41
Major curve at weaning (°) 28.4 (10.4) 25.4 (9.7) 0.02
Age at operation (years) 15.8 (1.9) 16.1 (1.4) 0.80
  1. Values are means (standard deviation).