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Table 5 Risk factors for AIS

From: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening for school, community, and clinical health promotion practice utilizing the PRECEDE-PROCEED model

Risk factor
Curve progression Female gender
Large curve magnitude
Skeletal immaturity
Female body type Much thinner
Decreased body weight
Decreased chest girth
Decreased body mass index
  1. Source: [32] Remes et al, 2001; [39] Sugita, 2000;