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Research Article

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

Table 4

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

Variables Boys
  preterm group ()
Boys
  control group ()
MeSDMeSD

Standing position
CIT [degree]1.240.900.971.441.250.840.295
DHS [mm]8.188.905.126.975.604.900.370
DHCS [mm]5.244.503.715.463.305.600.677
DDCS [mm]4.433.404.016.396.905.050.193
DHP [mm]2.642.201.982.591.952.310.310.756
AS [mm]6.045.102.855.274.203.011.080.281

Sitting position
CIT [degree]1.621.451.141.801.601.180.715
DHS [mm]6.545.056.298.767.256.390.211
DHCS [mm]4.714.503.525.475.054.700.791
DDCS [mm]6.946.105.749.608.356.680.104
DHP [mm]2.881.952.693.802.753.640.446
AS [mm]7.467.603.047.586.355.030.630.529

: 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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