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Table 6 Collagen orientation

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

  Control
n = 42
CI
n = 15
Less than ± 45° 36.8 ± 9.6 32.6 ± 7.0
Between 46° and 90° or -46° to -90° 22.4 ± 9.7 19.0 ± 10.7
Fibers not oriented parallel with the sectioning plane
(shorter than 27 μm)
40.6 ± 11.6 48.5 ± 13.2*
  1. Orientation of collagen fibers in cervical samples from women with a history of CI and controls. Mean ± SD
  2. *p = 0.033 against control by students t-test