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Table 2 Baseline characteristics in 272 Boston braced patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at mean follow-up of 24.7 years

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

Characteristic Adolescent
n = 214
Late-onset
n = 58
p-value
Age at start of brace treatment (years) 13.8 (1.3) 10.7 (1.9) < 0.001
Bone age at start brace treatment (years) 13.1 (1.4) 10.5 (2.0) < 0.001
Age at menarche (years) 13.2 (1.1) 13.2 (1.1) 0.22
Age at weaning (years) 16.1 (1.1) 14.5 (1.8) < 0.001
Bone age at weaning (years) 15.4 (1.0) 14.4 (1.7) < 0.001
Major curve at start brace treatment (°) 33.3 (6.9) 31.9 (7.1) 0.18
Major curve at weaning (°) 29.0 (10.0) 26.3 (11.8) 0.09
Age at operation (years) 15.4 (1.8) 14.4 (1.9) 0.22
Major curve at long-time follow-up (°) 33.0 (12.7) 30.4 (12.9) 0.17
  1. Values are means (standard deviation).