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Table 1 Physical characteristics of the braced, not-braced and control group presented as means ± SD

From: Does bracing affect bone health in women with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

  AIS-B(n = 15) AIS(n = 15) CON(n = 19) ANOVA(p-value)
Age (yrs) 25.6 ± 5.8 24.0 ± 4.0 23.5 ± 3.8 .41
Height (cm) 167.3 ± 7.9 167.1 ± 7.2 167.3 ± 5.7 .99
Mass (kg) 63.1 ± 13.2 64.54 ± 10.2 65.2 ± 9.0 .85
BMI (kg/m2) 22.4 ± 3.3 23.09 ± 3.3 23.2 ± 2.6 .71
Body fat % 30.41 ± 6.8 30.8 ± 8.5 33.3 ± 7.6 .48
Total fat mass (g) 18748.0 ± 8234.0 19144.8 ± 8023.7 20810.2 ± 6892.5 .70
Total lean mass (g) 41089.0 ± 5722.3 41619.1 ± 5521.8 40565.2 ± 4396.1 .84
Age of menarche (yrs) 13.1 ± 1.7 13.0 ± 2.0 13.9 ± 1.4 .95
  1. Note: Values are presented as means ± SD; there were no significant differences between groups (p > 0.05).
  2. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated by dividing weight (kg) by height squared (m2).
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