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Table 3 Range of motion of the trunk segments during pregnancy including ANOVA F values for linear trends

From: Trunk motion and gait characteristics of pregnant women when walking: report of a longitudinal study with a control group

Plane Maternal
24 weeks
32 weeks 38 weeks Flinear P
Transverse      
Thorax (°) 9.8 (3.0) 10.7 (3.7) 10.3 (2.5) 0.22 0.66
Pelvis (°) 16.8 (5.9) 15.9 (7.4) 13.9 (6.7) 6.54 0.03*
Thoracolumbar (°) 22.0 (3.8) 18.5 (2.6) 17.3 (3.9) 11.66 0.01*
Coronal      
Thorax (°) 3.8 (1.2) 4.15 (1.2) 4.16 (1.2) 0.36 0.57
Pelvis (°) 14.6 (3.9) 10.59 (2.2) 11.03 (3.2) 6.41 0.04*
Thoracolumbar (°) 15.4 (3.3) 12.80 (2.7) 12.54 (2.3) 4.39 0.07
Sagittal      
Thorax (°) 4.1 (0.9) 3.9 (0.9) 3.3 (0.8) 4.69 0.06
Pelvis (°) 9.9 (3.9) 8.9 (3.1) 9.0 (3.1) 0.26 0.62
Thoracolumbar (°) 9.0 (2.6) 7.4 (2.7) 6.9 (2.7) 4.23 0.07
  1. * significant linear trend at p ≤ 0.05.