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Table 3 Comparison of BMI Z score from 56 survivors of childhood ALL along different moments of therapy

From: Cranial radiotherapy predisposes to abdominal adiposity in survivors of childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia

BMI (Z score) Mean Difference SE 95%CI p
CRT comparison     
Yes - No 0.44 0.25 [-0.05; 0.93] 0.080
Moment comparison     
Treatment end - Diagnosis 0.49 0.13 [0.23; 0.74] < 0.001
2 years post therapy - Diagnosis 0.69 0.15 [0.39; 0.99] < 0.001
Current - Diagnosis 0.34 0.15 [0.03; 0.65] 0.032
Age at diagnosis -0.10 0.03 [-0.16; -0.04] 0.001
  1. Age at diagnosis centered at 7.5 years.
  2. BMI Body mass index, ALL Acute lymphocytic leukemia, CRT Cranial radiotherapy, SE Standard error, CI Confidence interval.