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Table 5 Histomorphometry

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

  Control CI
Number of individuals 57 22
ECM % 76.2 ± 7.1 76.5 ± 8.9
Muscle % 13.3 ± 6.5 11.9 ± 7.8
Connective tissue nuclei % 4.4 ± 1.5 4.8 ± 2.2
Blood vessels % 6.1 ± 3.4 6.7 ± 2.8
ECM/muscle-ratio 8.1 ± 6.5 9.0 ± 5.0
  1. The volume density (%) of cervical samples from women with a history of CI and controls
  2. Data are given as mean ± SD
  3. No significant difference in any of the investigated parameters were found between the two groups