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Table 2 Differences in the structural connectivity using diffusion tensor imaging between patients with focal cortical dysplasia and healthy controls

From: Alterations of structural connectivity and structural co-variance network in focal cortical dysplasia

Network measures Patients with focal cortical dysplasia (N = 37) Healthy controls (N = 35)   
Mean SD Mean SD Difference p-value
Mean clustering coefficient 0.218 0.077 0.221 0.098 0.003 0.872
Characteristic path length 4.419 0.485 4.380 0.416 -0.039 0.719
Global efficiency 1.524 0.178 1.573 0.154 0.049 0.221
Local efficiency 2.390 0.348 2.578 0.376 0.187 0.031
Small-worldness index 0.237 0.098 0.248 0.119 0.010 0.685
Transitivity 0.259 0.093 0.251 0.109 -0.008 0.742
Radius of graph 1.712 0.318 1.656 0.236 -0.056 0.399
Diameter of graph 3.227 0.605 3.097 0.407 -0.130 0.293
Assortative coefficient 0.167 0.100 0.139 0.122 -0.027 0.299
Network measures Patients with frontal lobe epilepsy (N = 16) Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (N = 15)   
Mean SD Mean SD Difference p-value
Mean clustering coefficient 0.226 0.080 0.205 0.080 -0.021 0.459
Characteristic path length 4.453 0.454 4.224 0.366 -0.228 0.135
Global efficiency 1.504 0.186 1.572 0.182 0.067 0.316
Local efficiency 2.320 0.378 2.475 0.329 0.154 0.234
Small-worldness index 0.246 0.102 0.229 0.105 -0.016 0.652
Transitivity 0.280 0.098 0.240 0.095 -0.039 0.263
Radius of graph 1.763 0.406 1.663 0.243 -0.099 0.418
Diameter of graph 3.307 0.783 3.126 0.436 -0.180 0.437
Assortative coefficient 0.152 0.113 0.164 0.092 0.011 0.764
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