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Table 4 Specific counts of morphological findings (non-VWF vs. VWF)

From: Nailfold capillary microscopy for evaluating hand-arm vibration syndrome

Microscopic findings Non-VWF (n = 44) VWF (n = 18) pvalue* Adjustedpvalue
  Crossing 1 1.66 ± 0.94 2.33 ± 0.69 0.008 0.058
Crossing count Crossing 2 1.14 ± 0.88 2.00 ± 0.84 0.001 0.376
Crossing 3 0.77 ± 0.80 1.44 ± 0.78 0.004 0.378
  Total crossing 3.57 ± 2.35 5.78 ± 2.02 0.001 0.169
  Branching 1 0.59 ± 0.69 0.22 ± 0.55 0.032 0.280
Branching count Branching 2 0.23 ± 0.42 0.06 ± 0.24 0.048 0.187
Branching 3 0.16 ± 0.37 0.00 ± 0.00 0.007 0.168
  Total branching 0.98 ± 1.34 0.28 ± 0.75 0.012 0.162
  1. Unit: number.
  2. *t test.
  3. Adjusted for age, smoking status, and diseases using analysis of covariance.
  4. Abbreviations: Non-VWF non- vibration-induced white finger, VWF vibration-induced white finger.