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Table 2 Correlation of peak cortisol levels and cortisol increase in PWS and control children

From: Evaluation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and its relationship with central respiratory dysfunction in children with Prader-Willi syndrome

p= PWS Controls
  Peak cortisol Cortisol increase Peak cortisol Cortisol increase
Age 0.012* 0.64 0.0067* 0.058*
Sex 0.99 0.99 0.38 0.25
BMI-z-score 0.83 0.83 0.10 0.90
GH peak 0.53 0.88 0.40 0.56
GH status 0.43 0.43 NA NA
CA index 0.94 0.14 NA NA
OA index 0.75 0.64 NA NA
  1. GH Growth hormone, GH status: normal or GH deficiency, CA central apnea, OA obstructive apnea, NA not applicable
  2. *p < 0.05