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Table 3 Descriptive statistics comparing spica cast treatment to the control group

From: Pediatric femoral shaft fractures: treatment strategies according to age - 13 years of experience in one medical center

Treatment (yes/no spica cast)a All patients Control group Spica casting The disparity P value
Frequency 150 33 117   
Result 0.76 0.85 0.74 −0.113 0.138
Male 0.70 0.64 0.72 0.082 0.393
Age 4.62 8.32 3.57 −4.749 0.0001
Left side 0.57 0.64 0.56 −0.081 0.407
Spiral fracture 0.60 0.33 0.68 0.342 0.006
Transverse fracture 0.29 0.61 0.21 −0.401 0.000
Oblique fracture 0.05 0.03 0.06 0.030 0.433
High energy 0.21 0.39 0.16 −0.232 0.017
  1. The control group includes titanium elastic nail, external fixator, intramedullary medullary nail, and plating. aRegression result is (−0.113, 0.03). The italicized entries signify the change in the groups' disparity before and after the PSM was applied on the date.