Coeliac antibody status and height, weight, haemoglobin concentration, and gastrointestinal symptoms. An additional 137 children were tTG antibody positive but IgA-EMA negative

Measurements taken at age 7.5 years tTG antibody negative controls Median (interquartile range) (n=5333 children)IgA-EMA positive Median (interquartile range) (n=54 children) P value
Measurements taken at age 7.5 years
Height (cm)126 (122.4 to 129.6)122.1 (118.25 to 125.33)<0.0001
Weight (kg)25.2 (22.8 to 28.0)23.4 (21.35 to 25.4)<0.0001
Standard deviation score for height0.23 (-0.43 to 0.88)-0.53 (-1.01 to -0.00)<0.0001
Standard deviation score for weight0.18 (-0.45 to 0.86)-0.36 (-1.01 to 0.28)<0.0001
Haemoglobin concentration (g/l)125 (120 to 130)123 (118 to 127)0.062
No (%) (n=4285 questionnaires)No (%) (n=42 questionnaires)Odds ratio (95% CI)
Symptoms reported at age 6.75 years
Any diarrhoea1450 (34)21 (50)1.96 (1.06 to 3.59)
Any vomiting1933 (45)23 (55)1.47 (0.80 to 2.71)
Any stomach pains2557 (60)28 (66)1.35 (0.71 to 2.57)
Any constipation435 (10)6 (14)1.48 (0.62 to 3.52)
3 gastrointestinal symptoms931 (22)17 (40)2.45 (1.33 to 4.5)