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Table 4 Walking capability, medications and intervention in the registrants with DMD and BMD

From: A comprehensive database of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients (0–18 years old) in East China

  DMD patients BMD patients
  No. of case % of case No. of case % of case
Walking capability     
Normal walking 160 82.5% 35 100%
Not able to walk 34 17.5% 0 0
  194 100% 35 100%
Cardiac function     
Normal 86 44.3% 16 45.7%
Dysfunction 4 2.1% 0 0
Not performed 104 53.6% 19 54.3%
  194 100% 35 100%
Respiratory function     
Normal 36 18.6% 5 14.3%
Dysfunction 0 0 0 0
Not performed 158 81.4% 30 85.7%
  194 100% 35 100%
Steriod use     
Current 49 25.3% 2 5.7%
Used to 2 1% 0 0
Never 143 73.7% 33 94.3%
  194 100% 35 100%