Table 1

Patients’ general information
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 P
Mild scoliosis Moderate scoliosis Severe scoliosis Control group
(n = 9) (n = 15) (n = 13) (n = 17)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Gender (M/F) 2/7 5/10 4/9 7/10 0.8
Age, yrs 16.09(4.01) 15.49(3.76) 16.33(3.65) 14.49(5.01) 0.65
Weight, kg 41.13(7.63)c 42.26(5.61)c 33.6(6.02)abd 46.4(12.16)c <0.01
Cobb’s angle 37.67(6.52)bc 62.87(11.98)ac 122(22.29)ab <0.01
FVC(L) 77.22(9.13)c 74.73(13.11)c 63.15(14.22)ab 0.02
FEV1(L) 72.78(8.39) c 74.20(12.11) c 58.38(11.36) ab <0.01
RV(mm) 20.27(3.14) 20.33(1.95) 20.27(3.44) 21.26(2.42) 0.69
RVOT(mm) 22.72(2.9) 21.87(3.68) 20.92(3.3) 23.29(2.94) 0.24
PA(mm) 19.78(4.27) 19.73(3.53) 20.23(2.17) 20.69(1.76) 0.75
RVEF(%) 61.11(5.16) 60.53(4.93) 61.38(6.34) 59.59(5.3) 0.82

Values as mean (SD); a, b, c, d represented P < 0.05 when comparing with group 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively.

Li et al.

Li et al. Scoliosis 2013 8:1   doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-1

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