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Table 4 Comparison of IGF-1 and DHEA-S levels in between the CS stages using the LSD test in group B

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− 35.314.630.000***− 44.69− 25.94
23− 227.874.790.000***− 237.57− 218.17
34232.044.950.000***222.02242.06
4522.024.950.000***12.0032.04
5631.034.790.003***21.3340.74
61− 21.914.630.026*− 31.28− 12.54
DHEA-S12− 159.879.470.000***− 179.03− 140.71
23− 233.219.800.000***− 253.05− 213.38
34269.8010.120.000***249.32290.29
4578.6110.120.000***58.1399.09
5612.729.800.202ns− 7.1032.55
6131.949.470.002**12.7851.10
  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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