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Table 3 Adjusted fluctuating asymmetry-difference method: right-left differences 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

  Mean (SD)
  Controls Non-affective Psychosis Affective Psychosis
Males    
Digit I 0.35 (0.03) 0.31 (0.03) 0.41 (0.05)
Digit II 0.39 (0.04) 0.54 (0.05)* 0.46 (0.10)
Digit III 0.42 (0.05) 0.39 (0.04) 055 (0.14)
Digit IV 0.30 (0.03) 0.27 (0.03) 0.29 (0.05)
Digit V 0.29 (0.03) 0.37 (0.04) 0.32 (0.04)
FRC (right vs left) 0.13 (0.02) 0.15 (0.01) 0.30 (0.13)
a-b RC 0.08 (0.01) 0.07 (0.01) 0.08 (0.01)
Females    
Digit I 0.35 (0.03) 0.43 (0.06) 0.27 (0.05)
Digit II 0.54 (0.05) 0.50 (0.08) 0.49 (0.11)
Digit III 0.40 (0.05) 0.43 (0.06) 0.34 (0.06)
Digit IV 0.37 (0.04) 0.32 (0.04) 0.34 (0.07)
Digit V 0.29 (0.03) 0.37 (0.05) 0.28 (0.05)
FRC (right vs left) 0.17 (0.03) 0.17 (0.03) 0.14 (0.03)
a-bRC 0.06 (0.01) 0.07 (0.01) 0.09 (0.01)**
  1. FRC = finger ridge count, a-bRC = a-b ridge count, Significant difference (F-test based on General Linear Model with adjusted probability estimates with Tukey-Kramer Test): * between non-affective psychosis and affective psychosis (p < 0.05) ** between affective psychosis and controls (p < 0.05)