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Table 3 Growth parameters for a semi-Longitudinal series of 159 children over a 10 year period

From: Nutrition and metabolism in the rehabilitative phase of recovery in burn children: a review of clinical and research findings in a speciality pediatric burn hospital

Post-injury time interval ( y ) Height for age z -score Weight for age z -score
Admission (n = 159) −0.23* (p = 0.02 ) +0.49
0.5 (n = 75) −0.71** −0.12**
1 (n = 110) −0.58** −0.14**
3 (n = 81) −0.47** (p = 0.02) −0.006**
5 (n = 65) −0.51** (p = 0.006) −0.03**
8 (n = 48) −0.38* +0.19**
10 (n = 21) −0.13 +0.23
  1. *Significantly lower than the reference standard; p < 0.0001, for all subsequent intervals unless otherwise shown; **significantly lower than the initial admission value; p < 0.0001, unless otherwise shown.