Table 7

Sweat output detected by Q-sweat and skin temperature over four skin regions by BW ≥62 and <62 Kg
Weight (Kg) Total ≥62 <62 Sig.
Number 90 74 76
Skin temperature (°C)
Forearm 35.8 (34.0, 37.7) 35.8 (34.0, 37.7) 35.8 (34.1, 37.3) 0.648
Proximal leg 36.2 (34.2, 38.0) 36.3 (34.2, 37.2) 36.1 (34.6, 38.0) 0.981
Distal leg 35.6 (34.0, 37.2) 35.7 (34.0, 37.0) 35.5 (34.0, 37.2) 0.821
Foot 35.8 (34.0, 37.3) 35.9 (34.0, 37.3) 35.6 (34.0, 37.2) 0.517
Onset latency (minute)
Forearm 2.2 (0.6, 3.9) 2.1 (1.0, 3.9) 2.2 (0.6, 3.8) 0.450
Proximal leg 1.9 (0.7, 4.0) 1.8 (0.7, 2.9) 1.9 (0.7, 4.0) 0.780
Distal leg 1.8 (0.6, 3.8) 1.7 (0.6, 3.5) 2.0 (0.6, 3.8) 0.588
Foot 2.3 (0.8, 4.4) 2.3 (0.8, 3.8) 2.3 (0.9, 4.4) 0.762
Total sweat volume (μl)
Forearm 0.748 (0.020, 3.983) 1.038 (0.023, 3.983) 0.500 (0.020, 1.872) 0.000*
Proximal leg 0.825 (0.029, 4.493) 1.282 (0.029, 4.493) 0.538 (0.060, 2.821) 0.000*
Distal leg 0.687 (0.015, 4.914) 1.107 (0.043, 4.914) 0.412 (0.015, 2.902) 0.000*
Foot 0.294 (0.014, 1.718) 0.542 (0.032, 1.718) 0.204 (0.014, 0.952) 0.000*

Data presented as median (maximum, minimum).

Abbreviations: Kg, kilograms; BW, body weight; 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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