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Research Article

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

Table 2

Comparison of the depth of viable epidermis.

GradeGender value
(in between male and female SS-OCT images)
MaleFemale
Sample size of image data ( )Depth of viable epidermis (μm)
Median (range)
Sample size of image data ( )Depth of viable epidermis (μm)
Median (range)

Grade 0300942
(481–1113)
325575
(497–1170)
0.001
Grade 1250820
(354–990)
500532
(380–676)
0.001
Grade 2450602
(287–790)
650397
(258–569)
0.001
Grade 3275242
(134–465)
400259
(148–468)
0.248
Overall value0.0010.001
Post hoc multiple grade comparison
 0 versus 10.0010.001
 0 versus 20.0010.001
 0 versus 30.0010.001
 1 versus 20.0010.001
 1 versus 30.0010.001
 2 versus 30.0010.001

Values are expressed as median (minimum–maximum).