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Table 2 A summary of the BESS scores for each of the six stances and two exposure conditions. Values are presented as mean (standard deviation)

From: Acute diesel exhaust exposure and postural stability: a controlled crossover experiment

  Filtered air (FA) Diesel exhaust (DE)
BESS Stance Baseline (n = 28) Post-exposure (n = 28) Baseline (n = 28) Post-exposure (n = 28)
Double-leg stance on firm floor 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Single-leg stance on firm floor 2.14 (1.98) 2.25 (1.97) 2.39 (2.45) 2.29 (2.29)
Tandem stance on firm floor 1.11 (1.69) 0.57 (0.96) 0.68 (0.94) 1.07 (1.54)
Double-leg stance on foam 0.00 0.00 0.11 (0.31) 0.04 (0.19)
Single-leg stance on foam 6.29 (2.27) 6.82 (1.94) 6.54 (1.99) 6.96 (1.93)
Tandem stance on foam 3.86 (2.01) 4.29 (2.42) 3.86 (2.41) 4.71 (2.46)
Sum of all stances 13.39 (5.81) 13.93 (5.51) 13.57 (6.37) 15.07 (5.94)