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Table 3 Biomechanical and biochemical data

From: Cervical collagen and biomechanical strength in non-pregnant women with a history of cervical insufficiency

  Control CI Control vs. CI Adjusted values
Control vs. CI*
Total number 56 22   
Collagen % (of DDW) 62.2 ± 6.6 58.6 ± 8.8 p = 0.033 p = 0.200
Collagen (mg/mm) 0.26 ± 0.1 0.22 ± 0.13 p = 0.059 p = 0.835
Fmax (N) 4.0 ± 1.7 4.1 ± 2.2 p = 0.778 p = 0.335
Smax (N × mm × mg-1) 15.8 ± 4.4 19.0 ± 6.8 p = 0.033 p < 0.001
S'max (N × mm × mg-1) 64.4 ± 21.9 77.3 ± 34.9 p = 0.096 p = 0.008
ε-Fmax 0.49 ± 0.1 0.49 ± 0.1 p = 0.914 p = 0.212
  1. Biomechanical and biochemical parameers of cervical samples from women with a history of CI and controls
  2. Data are given as mean ± SD
  3. *Values adjusted for age and parity