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Table 2 Comparison of FA values of normal white matter or WMH with same Fazekas scale in different regions

From: Diffusion tensor imaging revealed different pathological processes of white matter hyperintensities

  pFL
Mean ± SD
pOL
Mean ± SD
pPL
Mean ± SD
dCO
Mean ± SD
p-value Effect Size (η2)
Normal white matter 0.56 ± 0.10 0.75 ± 0.04** 0.59 ± 0.08 0.72 ± 0.04** < 0.001 0.566
WMH of Fazekas scale 1 0.22 ± 0.04 0.46 ± 0.09** 0.49 ± 0.06** 0.45 ± 0.09** < 0.001 0.762
WMH of Fazekas scale 2 0.23 ± 0.02 0.48 ± 0.07** 0.46 ± 0.10** 0.41 ± 0.08** < 0.001 0.720
WMH of Fazekas scale 3 0.21 ± 0.03 0.43 ± 0.07** 0.47 ± 0.10** 0.39 ± 0.11** < 0.001 0.681
  1. pFL periventricular frontal lobe, pOL periventricular occipital lobe, pPL periventricular parietal lobe, dCO deep centrum ovale. There was significant difference compared with pFL, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001