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Table 2 Fluctuating asymmetry – correlation method: Correlation co-efficients of finger ridge counts anda-b ridge counts in male and females

From: Directional and fluctuating asymmetry in finger and a-b ridge counts in psychosis: a case-control study

  Controls Non-affective psychosis Affective psychosis
Measure 1 - r2 (a) 1 - r2 (b) 1 - r2 (c)
Males FRC    
Digit I 0.33 0.51 0.33
Digit II 0.34 0.59* 0.15
Digit III 0.41 0.42 0.39
Digit IV 0.36 0.38 0.38
Digit V 0.45 0.66** 0.26
FRC (right vs left) 0.14 0.23 0.09
a-bRC (right vs left) 0.45 0.44 0.42
Females FRC    
Digit I 0.38 0.48 0.47
Digit II 0.48 0.39 0.19
Digit III 0.33 0.33 0.33
Digit IV 0.31 0.26 0.47
Digit V 0.38 0.50 0.33
FRC (right vs left) 0.15 0.19 0.15
a-bRC (right vs left) 0.31 0.48 0.38
  1. NA = not applicable, FRC = finger ridge count, a-bRC = a-b ridge count *Fishers Z test for significant differences : Non-affective versus controls, (p < 0.02 **Fishers Z test for significant differences : Non-affective versus affective psychosis (p < 0.02)