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Clinical Study

Improvement of BMI after Lifestyle Intervention Is Associated with Normalisation of Elevated ELF Score and Liver Stiffness in Obese Children

Table 4

Trend cross table and Pearson’s chi-square test.

Enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) testTransient elastography (Fibroscan)
StableImprovedDeterioratedStableImprovedDeteriorated

BMI percentile
 Stable02020000
 Improved012416112114
 Deteriorated05270044
019625112518
Pearson’s chi-square testP = 0.001P = 0.001
BMI-SDS
 Stable00000000
 Improved013417112114
 Deteriorated06280044
019625112518
Pearson’s chi-square testP = 0.001P = 0.001

BMI: body mass index; SDS: standard deviation score.

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