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Table 2 General characteristics of the CD-population

From: Screening rules for growth to detect celiac disease: A case-control simulation study

Characteristic Screened (n = 26) Symptomatic (n = 96)
Gender (M) 50% 35%
Ethnicity   
   Dutch 92% 98%
   Others 8% 2%
Median (range) age in years at start diet 3.96 (2.94–6.06) 1.43 (0.41–20.7)
Mean (SD) length SDS *∞ -0.26 (0.98) -0.89 (1.30)
Mean (SD) weight SDS*∞ -0.06 (0.81) -1.54 (1.15)
Mean (SD) BMI SDS*∞ 0.28 (0.57) -1.28 (1.15)
Mean (SD) target height SDS 0.41 (0.92) 0.00 (0.75)
  1. * For the children in the screened group figures at diagnosis are given (also when diagnosis is after 2.5 years of age). For the symptomatic CD children figures at the start of the gluten-free diet are given.
  2. ∞ Based on children with at least one measurement between 6 months before and 3 months after gluten-free diet or diagnosis.