Table 2

Functional characteristics of children sampled

5–12 years (%) 13–20 years (%)
Bladder
 Independent without catheter108
 Independent with catheter4466
 Needs help4726
Bowel
 Independent (no enemas etc)3232
 Independent, needing enemas1524
 Needs help with bowels5343
Mobility
 Walks everywhere, no aids1812
 Walks with aids3330
 Household walker and wheelchair1216
 Full wheelchair3742
Number of operations
 023
 1–32913
 4–52324
 6–103830
 11–20924
 21–3006
 Maximum number of operations2030
Number of shunt revisions
 No shunt5033
 1–4 revisions4051
 >4 revisions1016