Table 2

Results of correlation analysis between the sweat output response and demographic data
Spearman’s rho Gender Age Body Height Body Weight Body Mass Index
Correlations Cor. Coe. Sig. Cor. Coe. Sig. Cor. Coe. Sig. Cor. Coe. Sig. Cor. Coe. Sig.
Skin temperature (°C)
Forearm 0.057 0.486 0.066 0.422 0.021 0.796 −0.049 0.796 −0.098 0.231
Proximal leg 0.182 0.026 0.190 0.020 0.109 0.183 −0.033 0.686 −0.033 0.686
Distal leg 0.132 0.107 0.145 0.077 0.079 0.339 0.027 0.742 −0.056 0.496
Foot −0.012 0.885 −0.007 0.934 −0.054 0.515 0.120 0.144 0.180 0.028
Latency (min)
Forearm −0.044 0.593 −0.140 0.087 −0.018 0.829 −0.115 0.162 −0.173 0.034
Proximal leg −0.145 0.077 −0.055 0.502 −0.092 0.263 −0.103 0.210 −0.091 0.269
Distal leg −0.143 0.081 −0.165 0.044 −0.119 0.146 −0.101 0.219 0.035 0.671
Foot 0.007 0.928 0.077 0.150 −0.096 0.244 −0.067 0.416 −0.010 0.905
Volume (μl)
Forearm 0.366 0.000* 0.170 0.037 0.287 0.000* 0.447 0.000* 0.357 0.000*
Proximal leg 0.448 0.000* −0.064 0.436 0.397 0.000* 0.466 0.000* 0.282 0.000*
Distal leg 0.496 0.000* −0.139 0.090 0.467 0.000* 0.478 0.000* 0.219 0.007*
Foot 0.455 0.000* −0.218 0.007* 0.441 0.000* 0.514 0.000* 0.309 0.000*

Abbreviations: Sig, significance (tested by Spearman’s rho correlation analysis); Cor Coe, Correlation coefficient.

*Correlation was significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:62   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-62

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