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Table 2 Clinical Characteristics of mobile and wheelchair-bound patients

From: Body composition, muscle strength and hormonal status in patients with ataxia telangiectasia: a cohort study

Parameters Gait preserved (n = 10) Wheelchair-bound (n = 15) p-value
Age [years] 6.2 ± 2.78 17.6 ± 4.27 <0.0001
Time in wheelchair [years]   6.75 ± 3.47  
Z-Score BMI -0.96 ± 0.89 -1.43 ± 1.55 n.s.
PhA [°] 4.8 ± 0.53 4.51 ± 0.59 n.s.
A-T-Score 12.5 ± 6.89 23.5 ± 2.58 <0.01
Dysphagia 0 10  
Neuropathya 0 8
AFP [ng/ml] 237.5 ± 154.6 436.4 ± 253.1 <0.05
  1. The data are shown as the means ± SD
  2. aOnly 18 of 25 patients were investigated for peripheral neuropathy