Table 1

Baseline and changes of anthropometric measures after 3 years, following TEP and the DT

Measured Parameter

At baseline

After a 3 year follow-up


Therapeutic Education Program (n.85 children)


BMI%

154.72 (19.6)

-9.32 (15.3)*

BMI-SDS

2,54 (0.8)

-0.44(0.7)**


Dietetic Therapy (n.105 children)


BMI%

141.78 (19.4)

+1.89 (13.3)*

BMI-SDS

2.10 (0.7)

-0.01(0.5)**


*p < 0.05

** p < 0.01

BMI%: Body Mass Index Percent;

BMI-SDS: BMI Standard Deviation Score.

Data are given as mean (SD).

Tanas et al. BMC Pediatrics 2007 7:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-7-33

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