Table 3

Mean (SE) scores for tests of motor function at 10 years in the two groups of children with congenital hypothyroidism and matched controls

Group I: pretreatment T4 ⩽ 40 nmol/l Group II: pretreatment T4 > 40 nmol/l
Patients (n=31)Controls (n=31)Patients (n=28)Controls (n=28)
Balance9.8  (0.7)10.8  (0.5) 10.3  (0.6)11.0  (0.6)
Coordination13.5 (0.6)3-150 15.2 (0.4)14.0 (0.6)14.6 (0.5)
Hand speed12.5 (0.6) 14.6 (0.4) 14.8 (0.6)14.8 (0.5)
Total score35.8 (1.3) 40.6 (0.9)39.1 (1.3)40.5 (1.0)
  • 3-150 p < 0.05, p < 0.01 v respective controls.