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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Causes of death in Prader-Willi syndrome: lessons from 11 years’ experience of a national reference center

  Children < 18 years old (n = 17) Adults 18 years old (n = 87) Total
(n = 104)
Age at death, median (min;max) 1.4 (0.1;17.8) 32.0 (18.6;58.0) 30 (0.1;58.0)
Gender, n (%) Information available for 100% of patients
 Male 7 (41%) 49 (56%) 56 (54%)
 Female 10 (59%) 38 (44%) 48 (46%)
Genetic subtype, n (%) Information available for 37% of patients
 Deletion 7 (70%) 18 (64%) 25 (66%)
 Uniparental maternal disomy 2 (20%) 7 (25%) 9 (24%)
 Imprinting defect 1 (10%) 3 (11%) 4 (10%)
Growth hormone treatment, n (%) Information available for 34% of patients
 No 5 (45%) 16 (67%) 21 (60%)
 Yes 6 (55%) 8 (33%) 14 (40%)
Obesity, n (%) Information available for 49% of patients
 No 6 (75%) 1 (2%) 7 (14%)
 Yes 2 (25%) 42 (98%) 44 (86%)