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Table 2 BMI data for 4229 boys

From: Effects of long-term methylphenidate use on growth and blood pressure: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)

BMI ≤ 3rd percentile, n (%) MPH < 12 months
(n = 65)
MPH ≥ 12 months
(n = 53)
ADHD control
(n = 317)
Non-ADHD control
(n = 3794)
Boys 6–15 years (n = 4229)
 Yes 5 (7.69) 4 (7.55) 11 (3.47) 108 (2.85)
 No 60 (92.31) 49 (92.45) 306 (96.53) 3686 (97.15)
 OR (95% CI), p-value 2.84 (1.12–7.22) 0.028 2.79 (0.99–7.89) 0.053 1.23 (0.65–2.31) 0.523 Reference
Boys 6–10 years (n = 2185)
 Yes 4 (11.11) 1 (4.55) 3 (2.29) 56 (2.81)
 No 32 (88.89) 21 (95.45) 128 (97.71) 1940 (97.19)
 OR (95% CI), p-value 4.52 (1.54–13.28), 0.006 1.83 (0.24–14.04), 0.561 0.84 (0.26–2.71), 0.766 Reference
Boys 11–15 years (n = 2044)
 Yes 1 (3.45) 3 (9.68) 8 (4.30) 52 (2.89)
 No 28 (96.55) 28 (90.32) 178 (95.70) 1746 (97.11)
 OR (95% CI), p-value 1.20 (0.16–8.98), 0.860 3.59 (1.06–12.22)
0.040
1.51 (0.71–3.23), 0.289 Reference