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Table 1 Sex and age characteristics within most frequent disability diagnoses of patients attending the Nutrition department of CRIT for the first time

From: Weight-based nutritional diagnosis of Mexican children and adolescents with neuromotor disabilities

Diagnosis (ICD-10 code) Total cases Median age Male Female
(% of all cases) in years (% within group) (% within group)
n = 410 (min-max) n = 236 n = 174
Cerebral palsy (G80) 210 (51.2) 7.9 (0.9-17.3) 119 (50.4) 91 (49.6)
 Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy (G80.0) 132 (32.2) 8.2 (1.1-17.2) 78 (59.1) 54 (40.9)
 Cerebral palsy, unspecified (G80.9) 35 (8.5) 8.3 (0.9-15.8) 17 (48.6) 18 (51.4)
 Other cerebral palsy (mixed) (G80.8) 27 (6.6) 5.7 (3.0-15.7) 17 (63.0) 10 (37.0)
 Ataxic cerebral palsy (G80.4) 9 (2.2) 9.9 (2.8-16.8) 4 (44.4) 5 (55.6)
 Dyskinetic cerebral palsy (G80.3) 7 (1.7) 8.2 (1.6-17.3) 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1)
Spina bifida, unspecified [myelomeningocele] (Q05.9) 66 (16.1) 4.5 (1.2-17.5) 37 (56.0) 29 (44.0)
Muscular dystrophy (G71.0) 24 (5.9) 9.0 (1.9-17.2) 19 (79.2)** 5 (20.8)**
Down’s syndrome, unspecified (Q90.9) 21 (5.1) 4.1 (0.3-12.7) 13 (61.9) 8 (38.1)
Spastic tetraplegia (G82.4) 11 (2.7) 8.3 (2.0-14.4) 7 (63.6) 4 (36.4)
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (Q74.3) 6 (1.5) 8.0 (5.2-16.1) 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3)
Unspecified mental retardation (F79) 6 (1.5) 7.8 (4.3-10.9) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) (G40.4) 5 (1.2) 4.2 (1.1-11.8) 3 (60.0) 2 (40.0)
Disorder of brain, unspecified (G93.9) 5 (1.2) 4.6 (2.1-13.1) 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0)
Hydrocephalus, unspecified (G91.9) 4 (1.0) 2.2 (0.6-7.5) 4 (100.0) 0
Microcephaly (Q02) 4 (1.0) 5.0 (1.8-6.8) 0 4 (100.0)
Total cases 410   236 174
  1. Pearson’s Chi squared test was used to compare frequencies of males and females within the each diagnosis. The only significant difference (** p = 0.02) was found in muscular dystrophy.