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Table 2 Mean ridge count in the left hand of breast cancer patients & controls

From: Qualitative and quantitative dermatoglyphic traits in patients with breast cancer: a prospective clinical study

Digit Ridge count -cases Ridge count -controls
Thumb 13 18
Index 8 25
Middle 10 14
Ring 10 22
Little 11 13
  1. Mean ridge count cases = 12.4, controls = 19.6
  2. Ridge count S.D. cases = 1.62, controls = 4.67
  3. The difference was found to be statistically significant (p < 0.05) t = 3.28 (CI -8.00)
  4. The pattern intensity index of breast cancer patients as well as the controls was studied & the following observations were made.