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Noninvasive Characterisation of Foot Reflexology Areas by Swept Source-Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Low Back Pain

Table 3

Comparison of the thickness of stratum corneum.

GradeGender value
(in between male and female SS-OCT images)
MaleFemale
Sample size of image data ( )Thickness of stratum corneum (μm)
Median (range)
Sample size of image data ( )Thickness of stratum corneum (μm)
Median (range)

Grade 030044.8
(37.9–53.9)
32541.7
(31.6–51.0)
0.001
Grade 125044.2
(28.7–54.7)
50040.0
(34.1–49.2)
0.001
Grade 245035.2
(23.6–45.9)
65025.7
(17.3–39.6)
0.009
Grade 327518.5
(10.5–22.3)
40011.2
(6.0–17.7)
0.023
Overall value0.001 0.001
Post hoc multiple grade comparison
 0 versus 10.3630.679
 0 versus 20.0030.001
 0 versus 30.0010.001
 1 versus 20.1090.001
 1 versus 30.0040.001
 2 versus 30.0080.001

Values are expressed as median (minimum–maximum).

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