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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of all the variables over the whole sample size. a behind the variable indicates a significant difference. For all variables the degree of freedom is df = 724

From: Symmetrical dental occlusion blocking – changes of body sway and weight distribution in healthy subjects across 4 age decades

Variable names Rest position Cotton roll Difference cotton roll – rest position T -value P-value
Median 1st quantile 3rd quantile Median 1st quantile 3rd quantile Median 1st quantile 3rd quantile   
Body sway and weight distribution
 frontal sway [mm]a 11.33 8.67 15.54 10.67 8.00 14.33 −0.67 −3.00 1.33 −3,90 < 0,001
 sagittal sway [mm]a 14.67 10.00 20.00 14.33 10.33 18.67 −0.33 −3.00 2.33 −3,36 < 0,001
 left forefoot [%]a 19.33 15.33 23.33 19.67 15.33 24.33 0.33 −1.67 2.00 2,88 < 0,001
 right forefoot [%] 15.00 11.00 19.33 15.00 11.00 19.67 0.00 −1.67 1.67 0,49 0,62
 left rearfoot [%] 32.33 27.67 36.67 31.67 27.33 37.00 0.00 −2.33 2.08 −1,57 0,12
 right rearfoot [%] 32.67 27.67 38.00 32.50 27.00 38.00 0.00 −2.67 2.33 −1,18 0,24
 left foot [%] 51.89 47.33 57.00 52.33 47.58 57.00 0.00 −2.00 2.33 1,46 0,14
 overall forefoot [%]a 33.33 28.33 41.00 34.33 28.33 42.00 0.67 −2.00 3.33 3,38 < 0,001