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Table 2 Study group baseline clinical characteristics. Observed range for each study group is shown, as is 5th–95th percentile reference range of healthy prepubertal volunteers [20].

From: LH Dynamics in Overweight Girls with Premature Adrenarche and Slowly Progressive Sexual Precocity

GROUP AGE (yr) BA (yr) HA (yr) (cm/yr) BMI %ile Breast (Tanner) Pubic Hair (Tanner) Max Ov (cc) Max Foll (#) HOMA
PA           
Mean 8.1 9.5 9.0 7.2 90 1.0 3 2.2 3.9 2.6
SEM 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.4 6    0.6 1.4 0.3
Range 6.6–10.8 7.3–10.8 7.2–11.2 5.5–12.0 52–99 1 2-3 0.5–5.3 0–10 1.4–3.8
SPPOPA           
Mean 7.5 9.9 9.0 7.4 97 2.7 3 3.8 6.0 4.6
SEM 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 2    0.3 1.2 1.3
Range 6.2–8.2 8.8–11.5 7.0–11.0 5.8–10.1 91–99.9 2-3 3-4 2.7–4.5 4–8 1.9–10.8
OW-PUB           
Mean 11.3 11.5 12.0 95 3.1 3 5.9 6.0 5.2
SEM 0.3 0.6 0.5 2    1.6 1.4 0.7
Range 10.6–12.8 8.8–13.0 10.3–14.4 5.8–9.8 86–99 3-4 2–4 1.8–10.7 0–10 3.0–9.0
Prepubertal           
Reference Range 6.59.5 5.99.3 6.310.8 4.27.5 1199 1 1 0.75.6 010 0.798.7
  1. Median.
  2. versus OW-PUB .
  3. versus OW-PUB .
  4. versus SPPOPA .
  5. Prepubertal range is 3rd–97th percentile for 7.5-year-old girls; pubertal range is 3rd–97th percentile for 11-year-old girls. From Tanner and Davies 1985 [30].
  6. HA (height age); HV (height velocity); Max Ov (largest ovary); Max Foll (greatest number of follicles in maximum plane).