Table 2

VPT results for subjects evaluated in EDIC 13/14 by treatment group and age category

CharacteristicTotal cohortTreatment groupAge categories
INTCONV≤35 years36–50 years51–65 years
n1,17759957859693425
VPT great toe3.78 ± 2.353.53 ± 2.194.03 ± 2.472.38 ± 1.613.44 ± 1.974.53 ± 2.75
    Abnormal710 (61)341 (57)369 (64)*20 (34)401 (58)289 (69)
VPT index finger1.05 ± 0.510.99 ± 0.421.11 ± 0.580.96 ± 0.421.00 ± 0.471.13 ± 0.58
    Abnormal71 (6)24 (4)47 (8)2 (3)41 (6)28 (7)
  • Data are means ± SD vibration units or n (%).

  • *P < 0.05;

  • P < 0.01for treatment group or age-group differences by the Wilcoxon rank sum test or contingency χ2 test.