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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic data between part and full time braced patients, 25 years post bracing

From: Curve progression 25 years after bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: long term comparative results between two matched groups of 18 versus 23 hours daily bracing

   Mode of application
  Part Timea Full Timea
Age(years)b 40 (±3.1) 40.8 (±3.2)
Sexc Male 3 (7.1) 3 (8.6)
  Female 39 (91.4) 32 (92.9)
Weightb 66.3 (±14.0) 63.8 (±12.7)
Heightb 167 (±5.9) 166.2 (±6.7)
BMIb 23.7 (±4.9) 23.04 (±3.8)
Smokingc no 15 (42.9) 19 (45.2)
  yes 20 (57.1) 23 (54.8)
Work statusc Sedentary 16 (45.7) 19(45.2)
  Part time standing 13 (37.1) 15 (35.7)
  Housekeeping 4 (11.4) 7 (16.7)
  Full time standing 2 (5.7) 1 (2.4)
Educational levelc Primary school 16 (45.7) 13 (31)
  High school 18 (51.4) 25 (59.5)
  University 1 (2.9) 4 (9.5)
Comorbidityc no 14 (40.0) 23 (54.8)
  yes 21 (60.0) 19 (45.2)
Marital statusc Not married 11 (31.4) 10 (23.8)
  Married 30 (68.6) 24 (71.4)
Born childrenc 0–1 17 (53.1) 17 (43.6)
  2–3 15 (46.9) 20 (51.3)
  4–5 0 (0) 2 (5.1)
  1. aNo significant differences in the socio-demographic data of the patients were identified between the two treatment groups (Test performed using x2 test, student t-test or Mann–Whitney test)
  2. bThe values are given as the mean with the standard deviation in parentheses
  3. cThe values are given as raw numbers with the percentages in parentheses
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