Table 2

Distribution of NR as a percentage of WGA and overall probe findings (mean) in a lid across three groups

Group#WGA (sum)#NR (within WGA) (sum)%NR (within WGA) (mean)%FFFUR%SFT%NRTotal glands
Group 1 (0 WGA)00NA61.9*24.413.7†334
Group 2 (1–4 WGA)2300%82.116.21.7390
Group 3 (>5 WGA)11612 (range: 0–5)9.4%‡ (range: 0%–38.5%)77.117.15.8272
Total (38)13912996
  • *Significantly lower compared with group 2 (p=0.005) as per Mann-Whitney U test.

  • †Significantly higher compared with group 2 (p=0.011) as per Mann-Whitney U test.

  • ‡Significantly higher compared with group 2 (p=0.005) as per Mann-Whitney U test.

  • FFFUR, firm, fixed, focal and unyielding resistance; NA, not applicable; NR, no resistance; SFT, soft resistance; WGA, whole gland atrophy.