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Table 2 Comparison between anthropometric measurements of cases and controls

From: Short-term effect of adenotonsillectomy on growth and nutritional anthropometric parameters of children with obstructive adenotonsillar enlargement

Anthropometric measurements Period of measurement Cases Mean ± SD Controls Mean ± SD P value
Weight (kg) Baseline 17.14 ± 9.04 16.82 ± 7.60 0.2105
6 weeks post-op 17.84 ± 9.05 17.29 ± 7.74 0.3578
13 weeks post-op 20.02 ± 3.87 17.79 ± 7.98 0.9477
Height (cm) Baseline 98.32 ± 10.48 96.35 ± 17.14 0.7596
6 weeks post-op 99.89 ± 10.39 97.38 ± 17.12 0.9709
13 weeks post-op 101.37 ± 21.77 97.96 ± 16.99 0.9565
MUAC (cm) Baseline 16.95 ± 2.61 16.16 ± 1.87 0.3490
6 weeks post-op 15.76 ± 2.73 16.56 ± 1.93 0.8535
13 weeks post-op 16.29 ± 2.81 16.62 ± 2.33 0.7002
TSFT (mm) Baseline 10.91 ± 4.37 10.74 ± 1.98 0.2745
6 weeks post-op 11.59 ± 3.78 11.21 ± 2.14 0.6776
13 weeks post-op 11.91 ± 3.87 11.67 ± 2.18 0.4186
  1. Footnote: MUAC mid-upper arm circumference, TSFT triceps skinfold thickness