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Research Article

Body Posture Asymmetry in Prematurely Born Children at Six Years of Age

Table 2

Body posture parameters in standing and in sitting position, relative to gestational age at birth.

Variables Preterm group
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Control group
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MeSDMeSD

Standing position
CIT [degree]1.260.950.911.181.100.820.160.876
DHS [mm]7.175.605.405.665.004.601.300.194
DHCS [mm]5.405.053.715.574.504.880.360.721
DDCS [mm]5.184.504.365.103.904.650.360.721
DHP [mm]2.502.202.022.842.802.26−0.710.480
AS [mm]5.434.952.635.384.503.230.610.541

Sitting position
CIT [degree]1.641.601.121.591.501.170.340.734
DHS [mm]5.544.505.436.515.005.750.365
DHCS [mm]5.274.503.894.934.504.290.505
DDCS [mm]6.345.105.057.886.805.710.185
DHP [mm]2.792.202.443.793.303.310.172
AS [mm]6.946.503.037.026.304.180.621

: number of observations; : arithmetic mean; Me: median; SD: standard deviation; : result of Student’s -test for independent variables; : result of Mann–Whitney test; : level of probability; CIT [degree]: coronal inclination of the trunk; DHS [mm]: difference in the heights of shoulders; DHCS [mm]: difference in the heights of the lower corners of the scapulae; DDCS [mm]: difference in the distances from the lower corners of the scapulae to the spine; DHP [mm]: difference in the height of the pelvis; SA [mm]: maximum deflection of the line connecting the spinous processes from C7-S1 line.

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