TABLE 2

Patient and Parent Characteristics at Follow-up Age

Reference Group (N = 46)Hydrocortisone Group (N = 48)Dexamethasone Group (N = 45)
Patient
    Age, mean ± SD, y8.7 ± 0.68.8 ± 0.68.23 ± 0.8a
    Weight, mean ± SD, kg29.3 ± 5.828.6 ± 6.926.2 ± 5.5
    Height, mean ± SD, cm132 ± 6131 ± 7129 ± 7
    Head circumference, mean ± SD, cm52.5 ± 3.153.0 ± 2.152.3 ± 2.5
    Blood pressure, mean ± SD, mm Hg
        Systolic104 ± 13103 ± 1399 ± 12
        Diastolic65 ± 1166 ± 1064 ± 11
    Heart rate, mean ± SD, beats per min83.7 ± 1083.0 ± 1081.2 ± 11
    School performance, n (%)
        Mainstream education41 (89)43 (90)32 (71)
        Special education5 (11)5 (10)13 (29)a
Parent
    Education of father, n (%)
        Academic6 (13)4 (8)4 (9)
        College17 (37)21 (44)23 (51)
        High school18 (39)22 (46)17 (38)
        Elementary school only5 (11)1 (2)1 (2)
    Divorced, n (%)7 (16)8 (15)4 (9)
  • a P < .05 versus reference group.