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Table 1 Comparison of patients followed consistently with x-rays vs. followed inconsistently

From: Lack of in-brace x-rays in compliant AIS patients wearing full-time TLSO braces associates with failure

  Consistent (n = 48) Inconsistent (n = 42) p value
Age (years) 12.4 ± 1.0 11.7 ± 1.1 0.010
BMI percentile 52.2 ± 26.4 44.4 ± 29.2 0.200
Treatment duration (months) 22.1 ± 8.8 27.0 ± 10.9 0.022
Brace prescription (h/day) 20.3 ± 2.4 20.1 ± 2.2 0.479
Actual bracewear (h/day) 16.6 ± 2.8 16.3 ± 2.5 0.677
Major Cobb angle (°) 32.7 ± 5.5 33.8 ± 4.5 0.230
Total number of braces 1.4 ± 0.7 2.0 ± 0.7 < 0.001
Unmonitored correction (% of treatment duration) 0.0 ± 0.0 66.1 ± 31.0 < 0.001
Risser 0, tri-radiate open (%) 22.9 47.6 0.028
Successful treatment (%) 77.1 52.4 0.014