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Table 3 Comparison of MD values (×10−4mm2s−1) 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 5.48 ± 0.58 5.62 ± 0.48 5.11 ± 0.40 4.69 ± 0.31** < 0.001 0.436
WMH of Fazekas scale 1 9.87 ± 0.57 8.03 ± 0.84** 6.59 ± 0.55** 7.08 ± 0.71** < 0.001 0.762
WMH of Fazekas scale 2 10.81 ± 0.56 8.25 ± 0.96** 7.13 ± 1.05** 7.55 ± 0.47** < 0.001 0.797
WMH of Fazekas scale 3 11.48 ± 0.71 9.81 ± 1.00** 8.28 ± 0.68** 8.20 ± 0.66** < 0.001 0.691
  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