Table 3

Height and body mass index (BMI) at baseline in all children (N=58) and change to end of tube weaning (n=52) by amount of initial weight loss, number of periods of weight loss, age, level of feed dependence and date wean started

TotalBaselineChange to last follow-up
Height SDS*BMI SDS*Height SDS†BMI SDS‡
All children Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Number%−1.51 (1.2)−0.18 (1.3)−0.11 (0.84)−0.85 (1.2)
Amount of initial weight loss
<1% or gain3052−1.35 (1.1)−0.61 (1.3)1.42 (0.7)−0.55 (1.2)
1%–5%1628−1.27 (0.9)−0.06 (1.2)−0.71 (0.5)−1.00 (1.1)
>5%1121−2.25 (1.4) 0.79 (0.9)0.17 (1.1)−1.49 (1.1)
P value§0.080.0020.270.037
Periods of weight loss
None712−2.31 (1.0)−1.19 (1.1)0.27 (0.82)−0.57 (1.8)
One–two3561−1.53 (1.2)−0.29 (1.1)−0.04 (0.83)−0.87 (1.1)
Three–four1526−0.97 (0.8)0.53 (1.4)−0.49 (0.75)−0.90 (1.2)
P value§0.01<0.0010.0510.67
Age
<2 years2340−1.76 (1.3)−0.63 (1.2)0.05 (0.88)−0.98 (1.3)
2–5 years1933−1.28 (1.0)0.26 (1.7)−0.40 (0.84)−0.87 (1.0)
>5 years1628−1.40 (1.1)−0.15 (0.6)−0.01 (0.70)−0.61 (1.2)
P value§0.300.170.690.40
Feed dependence
<50%1527−1.15 (1.2)0.21 (1.3)−0.16 (0.6)−1.30 (1.0)
50%–90%2341−1.38 (1.1)−0.16 (1.2)−0.19 (0.9)−0.85 (1.2)
>90%1859−2.00 (1.0)−0.47 (1.2)0.03 (0.9)−0.55 (1.2)
P value0.0330.130.540.11
Year wean started
2008–20112441−1.50 (1.0)−0.33 (1.5)−0.22 (0.77)−0.96 (1.3)
2012–20163459−1.52 (1.3)−0.13 (1.1)−0.03 (0.89)−0.74 (1.1)
P value¶0.950.560.430.53
  • *Missing for three children.

  • †Missing for 10 children.

  • ‡Missing for 11 children.

  • §ANOVA trend.

  • ¶ANOVA.

  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; SDS, SD z score.