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Table 10 Baseline, Adult height, & Adult height gain of controls (Mean SDS & 95% CI) in Published Studies of NFSS & FSS and of Treated Children in Our Study

From: Growth hormone significantly increases the adult height of children with idiopathic short stature: comparison of subgroups and benefit

  Baseline Adult height Adult height gain
Published study [Ref. #] Number mean SDS (95% CI) mean SDS (95% CI) mean SDS (95% CI)
NFSS Wit [9] 45 -3.20 -3.35 – - 3.05 -2.40 -2.64 – -2.16 0.80 0.62 – 0.98
NFSS Albertsson-Wikland [3] 36 -2.60 -2.87 – -2.33 -2.10 -2.34 – -1.86 0.50 0.23 – 0.77
Our study NFSS (Treated) 63 -2.62 -2.77 – -2.47 -0.56 -0.72 – -0.40 2.06 1.87 – 2.25
Difference ― Our study to:      cm   cm
M F M F
NFSS Wit[9]   +0.58   +1.84 12.4 11.3 +1.26 8.5 7.7
NFSS Albertsson-Wikland[3]   -0.02   +1.54 10.4 9.4 +1.56 10.2 9.5
FSS Wit [9] 10 -2.50 -2.85 – -2.15 -2.20 -2.83 – -1.57 0.30 -0.05 – 0.65
FSS Albertsson-Wikland [3] 10 -2.80 -3.52 – -2.08 -2.90 -3.57 – -2.23 -0.10 -0.79 – 0.59
Our study FSS (Treated) 25 -2.59 -2.86 – -2.32 -1.08 -1.41 – -0.75 1.51 1.24 – 1.78
Difference ― Our study to:      cm   cm
M F M F
FSS Wit[9]   -0.09   +1.12 7.5 6.9 +1.21 8.1 7.4
FSS Albertsson-Wikland[3]   +0.21   +1.82 12.8 11.2 +1.61 10.8 9.9
  1. M = male, F = female.