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Table 3 Comparison of IGF-1 and DHEA-S levels in between the CS stages using the LSD test in group A

From: Serum DHEA-S levels could be used as a comparable diagnostic test to assess the pubertal growth spurt in dentofacial orthopedics

Dependent variable(I) CS stage(J) CS stageMean difference (I-J)Std. errorSig.95% confidence interval
Lower boundUpper bound
IGF-112− 91.848.680.000***− 109.40− 74.27
23− 76.248.980.000***− 94.42− 58.06
34− 206.019.280.000***− 224.79− 187.24
45325.569.280.000***306.78344.33
5628.388.980.003***10.2046.56
6120.158.680.026*2.5937.71
DHEA-S12− 63.23613.390.000***− 90.33− 36.13
23− 156.36613.860.000***− 184.41− 128.31
34− 233.55914.320.000***− 262.52− 204.59
45334.19814.320.000***305.23363.16
5697.74513.860.000***69.69125.79
6121.21713.390.121ns− 5.8748.31
  1. The mean difference is significant at the 0.05 level
  2. ns non-significant
  3. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
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