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Table 3 Comparison between Male (N = 11, 22 sides) and Female (N = 9, 18 sides) trunk motions (in degrees)

From: Kinematic aspects of trunk motion and gender effect in normal adults

Motion Value Male Female Difference P value
Trunk Mean -7.8 (5.0) -13.0 (4.9) 5.2 0.002
Tilt (P) Range 4.4 (2.4) 5.0 (1.7) 0.6 0.373
Trunk Mean -0.1 (2.6) -0.0 (2.1) 0.0 0.954
Obliquity (P) Range 11.6 (4.0) 14.8 (4.6) 3.1 0.026
Trunk Mean 0.2 (2.2) 0.0 (2.4) 0.2 0.821
Rotation (P) Range 13.9 (5.2) 14.1 (4.7) 0.2 0.598
Trunk Mean 2.3 (2.4) -3.1 (2.2) 5.4 <0.001
Tilt (G) Range 4.0 (2.4) 3.9 (0.7) 0.1 0.922*
Trunk Mean -0.0 (1.2) 0.0 (1.5) 0.0 0.909
Obliquity (G) Range 3.5 (1.4) 3.1 (1.3) 0.3 0.431
Trunk Mean -0.1 (2.1) -0.0 (2.2) 0.1 0.914
Rotation (G) Range 6.3 (1.7) 7.6 (3.8) 1.3 0.202
  1. *, nonparametric method (Mann-Whitney test)