Table 6

Sweat output detected by Q-sweat and skin temperature over the four skin regions by gender
Total Male Female Sig.
Number 150 76 74
Skin temperature (°C)
Forearm 35.8 (34.0, 37.7) 35.9 (34.1, 37.7) 35.8 (34.0, 37.3) 0.484
Proximal leg 36.2 (34.2, 38.0) 36.3 (34.2, 37.7) 36.0 (34.5, 38.0) 0.126
Distal leg 35.6 (34.0, 37.2) 35.7 (34.0, 37.0) 35.4 (34.0, 37.2) 0.107
Foot 35.8 (34.0, 37.3) 35.8 (34.0, 37.3) 35.7 (34.0, 37.2) 0.885
Onset latency (minute)
Forearm 2.2 (0.6, 3.9) 2.1 (1.0, 3.9) 2.2 (0.6, 3.5) 0.591
Proximal leg 1.9 (0.7, 4.0) 1.8 (0.7, 2.9) 2.0 (0.7, 4.0) 0.077
Distal leg 1.8 (0.6, 3.8) 1.7 (0.7, 3.5) 2.0 (0.6, 3.8) 0.081
Foot 2.3 (0.8, 4.4) 2.3 (0.8, 3.8) 2.2 (0.9, 4.4) 0.928
Total sweat volume (μl)
Forearm 0.748 (0.02, 3.983) 1.095 (0.023, 3.983) 0.504 (0.020, 3.814) 0.000*
Proximal leg 0.825 (0.029, 4.493) 1.254 (0.029, 3.753) 0.561 (0.060, 4.493) 0.000*
Distal leg 0.687 (0.015, 4.914) 1.107 (0.043, 4.821) 0.411 (0.015, 4.914) 0.000*
Foot 0.294 (0.014, 1.718) 0.568 (0.041, 1.718) 0.210 (0.014, 0.802) 0.000*

Data presented as median (maximum, minimum).

Abbreviations: Sig, significance tested by the Mann–Whitney U test.

*Significant correlation at the 0.05 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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