Table 8

Sweat output responses detected by Q-Sweat device of the five different age groups
Age Range 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 ≥ 61 Sig.
Number 30 36 31 32 21 K-W
Gender
(men: women) 15:15 20:16 16:15 15:17 10:11 0.961
Height (m) 1.69 (1.49, 1.83) 1.66 (1.52, 1.83) 1.65 (1.53, 1.84) 1.61 (1.45, 1.80) 1.57 (1.48, 1.72) 0.003*
Weight (Kg) 63.0 (46.0, 85.0) 61.0 (46.0, 95.0) 60.0 (45.0, 89.0) 62.0 (47.0, 87.8) 61.2 (47.0, 89.0) 0.919
Body Mass Index 21.8 (17.9, 26.8) 21.9 (18.1, 34.9) 22.0 (17.1, 31.5) 23.3 (19.3, 35.6) 23.1 (18.6, 31.5) 0.041*
Room Wet (%) 56.0 (51.0, 61.0) 56.0 (50.0, 60.0) 56.0 (53.0, 61.0) 56.0 (49.0, 60.0) 56.0 (54.0, 60.0) 0.824
RT (°C) 23.0 (21.0, 25.0) 22.0 (19.0, 27.0) 22.0 (20.0, 26.0) 22.0 (21.0, 26.0) 22.0 (21.0, 24.0) 0.560
Skin temperature (°C)
Forearm 35.8 (34.1, 37.0) 35.9 (34.1, 37.3) 35.8 (34.3, 37.3) 35.8 (34.0, 37.0) 36.4 (34.5, 37.7) 0.620
Proximal leg 36.0 (34.9, 36.7) 35.9 (34.6, 37.6) 36.1 (34.2, 37.7) 36.0 (34.5, 36.9) 36.0 (35.6, 38.0) 0.964
Distal leg 35.4 (34.0, 36.6) 35.4 (34.1, 36.9) 35.6 (34.1, 36.8) 35.7 (34.3, 37.2) 35.6 (34.0, 37.0) 0.635
Foot 36.0 (34.3, 36.8) 35.4 (34.0, 37.2) 35.7 (34.0, 37.2) 35.7 (34.1, 36.9) 36.0 (34.0, 37.3) 0.241
Onset latency (minute)
Forearm 2.2 (0.8, 3.9) 2.3 (1.7, 3.8) 2.1 (0.8, 3.5) 2.1 (0.6, 3.1) 2.1 (1.3, 3.1) 0.164
Proximal leg 1.9 (0.7, 3.4) 1.9 (1.0, 4.0) 1.9 (0.7, 3.2) 1.8 (1.0, 2.6) 2.0 (1.0, 2.8) 0.945
Distal leg 2.2 (1.0, 3.2) 2.0 (0.7, 3.8) 1.7 (0.8, 3.0) 1.6 (0.6, 3.5) 1.9 (0.6, 2.8) 0.088
Foot 2.2 (1.0, 3.8) 2.3 (0.8, 3.6) 2.1 (1.0, 3.3) 2.4 (0.9, 4.4) 2.5 (1.3, 3.6) 0.099
Total Volume (μl)
Forearm 0.594 (0.029, 3.983) 0.590 (0.020, 2.810) 0.873 (0.044, 3.018) 0.872 (0.128, 3.919) 0.887 (0.191, 2.416) 0.366
Proximal leg 1.068 (0.071, 2.755) 0.781 (0.029, 2.607) 0.657 (0.090, 2.821) 0.981 (0.108, 4.493) 0.662 (0.215, 1.697) 0.545
Distal leg 0.814 (0.295, 2.366) 0.635 (0.015, 2.902) 0.648 (0.107, 2.711) 0.763 (0.047, 4.914) 0.398 (0.084, 1.895) 0.322
Foot 0.376 (0.114, 1.095) 0.302 (0.014, 1.456) 0.296 (0.032, 1.718) 0.284 (0.036, 1.281) 0.212 (0.045, 0.609) 0.152

Data presented as median (maximum, minimum).

Abbreviations: K-W, Kruskal-Wallis Test; RT, Room Temperature; Sig, significance tested by the Kruskal-Wallis 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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