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Table 3 Clinical measures

From: Sex differences in brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis

Clinical measures Female MS
Mean ± SD (n)
Male MS
Mean ± SD (n)
Absolute difference Percent difference p value
q value
Hedge’s g
9-Hole peg test 19.6 ± 3.0 s (46) 22.3 ± 5.4 s (30) 2.7 s 13.1% p = 0.016
q = 0.048
g =0.66
Timed 25-foot walk 4.69 ± 1.0 s (45) 4.68 ± 1.7 s (27) − 0.01 s − 0.1% p = 0.98
q = 1.00
g = 0.001
Symbol digit modalities test 59.6 ± 14.7 (44) 55.8 ± 14.3 (32) − 3.8 − 6.5% p = 0.20
q = 0.60
g = 0.26
  1. 9-hole peg test (9HPT), timed 25-foot walk (T25FW), and symbol-digit modalities test (SDMT) from female and male MS patients. ‡ p is the uncorrected p value, q is p value adjusted for multiple comparisons using the Bonferroni correction, and g is Hedge’s g