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Table 1 Subjects characteristics

From: Association of ghrelin and leptin with reproductive hormones in constitutional delay of growth and puberty

Characteristics Adolescents with CDGP
(n = 23)
Normal control
(n = 20)
P-value
Age (years) 15.1 + 0.67 15.1 + 0.72 0.9
Weight (kg) 38.5 + 3.1 64.3 + 13.36 < 0.001*
Standing height (cm) 147.8 + 5.9 169.55 + 9.9 < 0.001*
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 17.6 + 0.9 23.4 + 2.2 < 0.001*
Testicular volume (ml) 2.6 + 0.5 11.6 + 2 < 0.001*
Bone age (years) 12.7 + 0.5 15.1 + 0.67 < 0.001*
Bone age delay (years) 2.3 + 0.4 -  
FSH (iu/ml) 0.4 + 0.08 5.1 + 0. 7 < 0.001*
LH (iu/ml) 0.2 + 0.06 4.3 + 0.7 < 0.001*
Testosterone (ng/ml) 0.06 + 0.02 4.5 + 3.2 < 0.001*
Leptin (ng/ml) 3.06 + 0.6 7.03 + 2.5 < 0.001*
Ghrelin (ng/ml) 276.4 + 58.9 106.5 + 29.6 < 0.001*
  1. CDGP: Constitutional delay of growth and puberty; BMI: Body mass index; FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone; LH: Luteinizing hormone; Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation; *P is significant if < 0.05