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Table 3 Comparison of luteal phase vascularity values (breast temperature minus oral temperature, °C) on menstrual cycle days -11 to -1 from menses (M) onset

From: The Chronobra identifies prevailing mammary vascularity as a candidate variable in breast cancer post-operative outcome prediction

Day from Non-survivors Controls Survivors
M onset (n = 18) (n = 65) (n = 18)
−11 −1.20 −1.53 −1.66
−10 −1.31 −1.47 −1.56
−9 −1.36 −1.58 −1.56
−8 −1.01 −1.49 −1.63
−7 −1.29 −1.42 −1.38
−6 −1.21 −1.44 −1.71
−5 −1.29 −1.39 −1.83
−4 −1.28 −1.32 −1.54
−3 −1.42 −1.34 −1.41
−2 −1.11 −1.38 −1.64
−1 −1.21 −1.29 −2.22
Mean (°C) ± SD −1.25° ±0.12 −1.42° ±0.09 −1.65° ±0.23
Groups compared Difference in mean vascularity p -value from t -test
Non-Survivors vs. Survivors + 0.405°C <0.0001
Controls vs. Survivors + 0.226°C 0.0062
Non-Survivors vs. Controls + 0.178°C 0.0006