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Table 3 Height data for 4242 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)

Height ≤ 3rd percentile, n (%) MPH < 12 months (n = 65) MPH ≥ 12 months (n = 53) ADHD control (n = 319) Non-ADHD control (n = 3805)
Boys 6–15 years (n = 4242)
 Yes 2 (3.08) 3 (5.66) 11 (3.45) 104 (2.73)
 No 63 (96.92) 50 (94.34) 308 (96.55) 3701 (97.27)
 OR (95% CI), p-value 1.13 (0.27–4.68) 0.866 2.10 (0.64–6.85) 0.219 1.25 (0.67–2.36) 0.483 Reference
Boys 6–10 years (n = 2191)
 Yes 2 (5.56) 2 (9.09) 3 (2.29) 53 (2.65)
 No 34 (94.44) 20 (90.91) 128 (97.71) 1949 (97.35)
 OR (95% CI), p-value 2.22 (0.52–9.53), 0.282 3.94 (0.88–17.62), 0.073 0.88 (0.27–2.86), 0.830 Reference
Boys 11–15 years (n = 2051)
 Yes 0 (0.00) 1 (3.23) 8 (4.26) 51 (2.83)
 No 29 (100.00) 30 (96.77) 180 (95.74) 1752 (97.17)
 OR (95% CI), p-value - 1.19 (0.16–8.95), 0.863 1.55 (0.72–3.32), 0.260 Reference