Table 5

 A comparison of children with pancreatic insufficiency (PI) and pancreatic sufficiency (PS)

Boys (prepubescent)Girls (prepubescent)Boys (pubescent)Girls (pubescent)
PI (n = 14)PS (n = 7)PI (n = 12)PS (n = 6)PI (n = 12)PS (n = 6)PI (n = 16)PS (n = 8)
All values shown are mean (SE).
*Significant difference between pancreatic insufficient and pancreatic sufficient children of same gender (p < 0.05).
†Significant difference between genders in children with pancreatic insufficiency.
‡Significant difference between genders in children with pancreatic sufficiency.
BMP (%)98.0 (4.1)98.5 (4.3)97.3 (3.9)98.0 (3.7)96.8* (2.6)99.5* (2.6)92.0* (2.7)101.3* (3.6)
Activity level (MJ/day)12.2 (1.9)12.5 (2.1)11.0 (1.8)11.2 (2.1)13.9 (2.9)14.1 (2.7)12.0* (2.6)13.1* (2.6)
Activity count (units)9500 (265)9650 (243)9100 (231)9300 (225)11100 (275)11310 (264)9600* (248)10890* (267)
Aerobic capacity (ml/kg/min)42.6 (7.5)44.2 (9.2)39.7 (8.1)41.2 (8.1)44.8 (8.3)†45.5 (2.9)‡29.9 (2.2)*†34.6 (2.1)*‡
Anaerobic power (watts/kg LBM)9.8 (1.6)10.1 (1.8)9.7 (1.8)9.9 (1.8)11.6 (1.7)†11.7 (1.7)‡10.6 (1.7)*†11.2 (1.7)*‡
Quality of wellbeing score0.90 (0.12)0.92 (0.11)0.88 (0.11)0.90 (0.12)0.70 (0.09)*0.82 (0.10)*0.69 (0.15)*0.87 (0.11)*