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Table 2 Number of obstructive apneas recorded by polysomnography at baseline and after treatment*

From: Osteopathy may decrease obstructive apnea in infants: a pilot study

  Osteopathy Non-specific treatment
Baseline   
Median 11.0 10.0
Mean ± 1 SD 12.2 ± 8.0 10.8 ± 6.0
Range 5 – 32 5 – 23
After treatment   
Median 4.0 6.0
Mean ± 1 SD 6.5 ± 11.1 7.9 ± 6.9
Range 0 – 45 1 – 27
Difference   
Median 7.0 4.0
Mean ± 1 SD 5. 7 ± 9.2 2.9 ± 8.8
Range -20 – 23 -21 – 17
Decrease (mean %) 46.5 27.1
P (Wilcoxon) 0.01 0.07
  1. *Difference in number of obstructive apneas between groups after treatment was not statistically significant (p = 0.43).