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Table 1 Characteristics of the two databases

From: SOSORT Award Winner 2015: a multicentre study comparing the SPoRT and ART braces effectiveness according to the SOSORT-SRS recommendations

Data base   Sforzesco ART Alpha
Total braced patients   1758 302  
Gender Females 83.1 % 82.8 % NS
Males 16.9 % 17.2 %
Cobb degrees Below 20° 1.6 % 3.4 % P < 0.05
20-29° 12.0 % 42.7 %
20-39° 35.6 % 32.9 %
40° or more 50.8 % 20.9 %
European Risser 0 27.2 % 36.7 % P < 0.05
1 13.8 % 20.8 %
2 18.5 % 10.1 %
3 24.7 % 9.2 %
4 or more 15.9 % 23.1 %
Age Below 10 3.2 % 3.3 % NS
10-12 29.2 % 21.5 %
13-14 39.1 % 41.4 %
15 or more 28.5 % 33.8 %
Curve topography Single thoracic 14.1 % 37.3 % P < 0.05
Single lumbar/thoracolumbar 10.2 % 27.0 %
Double thoracic/thoracolumbar or lumbar 67.9 % 35.7 %
Others 7.6 % -