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Table 1 Patients' height and thyroid function in particular groups of children.

From: Do IGF-I concentrations better reflect growth hormone (GH) action in children with short stature than the results of GH stimulating tests? Evidence from the simultaneous assessment of thyroid function

Group GHD low IGF-I low GH ISS
max GH [ng/ml] IGF-I SDS < 10 ng/ml < -1.0 ≥10 ng/ml < -1.0 < 10 ng/ml ≥-1.0 ≥10 ng/ml ≥-1.0
hSDS for age and sex -2.31 ± 0.88 a,b -2.50 ± 0.81 a,c,d -2.10 ± 0.66 c -2.08 ± 0.67 b,d
TSH [mIU/l] 2.33 ± 1.27 2.40 ± 1.01 e 2.17 ± 0.75 e 2.17 ± 1.08
FT 4 [ng/dl] 1.25 ± 0.23 f,g 1.28 ± 0.23 h,i 1.16 ± 0.20 f,h 1.17 ± 0.24 g,i
FT 3 [pg/ml] 4.03 ± 0.83 j,k 4.09 ± 0.80 l,m 4.44 ± 0.80 j,l 4.35 ± 0.74 k,m
FT 3/FT 4 [molar ratio] 0.40 ± 0.11 n,o 0.39 ± 0.10 p,r 0.48 ± 0.14 n,p 0.46 ± 0.12 o,r
  1. Significant differences: a,b - p < 0.05; c,d - p < 0.001; e-p < 0.05; f-p < 0.005; g,h,i,j - p < 0.01; k,l,m - p < 0.001; n,o,p,r - p < 0.0001