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Table 5 Predictive factors for CTS in DM patients

From: The diagnostic value of ultrasonography in carpal tunnel syndrome: a comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic patients

  DM-CTS-hands DM-hands pvalue
  (n = 59) (n = 21)  
Age (y) 61.6 ± 9.0 61.6 ± 6.5 0.99
Body height (cm) 158.7 ± 7.8 156.7 ± 8.4 0.45
Body weight (kg) 71.6 ± 17.2 61.3 ± 9.4 0.06
Body mass index 28.3 ± 5.5 24.8 ± 1.8 0.04
Circumference of the wrist (mm) 168.9 ± 13.9 166.7 ± 14.4 0.67
Flattening ratio of the wrist 2.0 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.2 0.51
Ultrasonography of median nerve    
  CSA_D (mm2) 15.4 ± 4.8 13.8 ± 4.4 0.20
  Flattening ratio_D 3.5 ± 0.7 3.7 ± 1.2 0.48
  CSA_W (mm2) 15.5 ± 4.8 12.2 ± 3.4 0.006
  Flattening ratio_W 3.0 ± 0.7 3.3 ± 0.8 0.22
  1. Abbreviations: CSA_D cross-sectional area at the outlet of the carpal tunnel, CSA_W cross-section area at the wrist crease.