Table 1

Table # 1–Correlation coefficients relating amplitude, nerve conduction velocity and distal latency to age, height, and both combined.

Nerve

# of studies

Correlation

Coefficient

r2

Combined

Correlation

Coefficient

Sural

       
 

Amplitude

       
   

Age

2059

-0.398‡

0.159

-0.470‡

   

Height

1964

-0.244*

0.060

 

Conduction Velocity

       
   

Age

1970

-0.179

0.032

-0.347†

   

Height

1883

-0.289*

0.084

 

Distal Latency

       
   

Age

2021

0.215

0.046

0.318†

   

Height

1928

0.229*

0.052

Peroneal Motor

       
 

Amplitude

       
   

Age

1949

-0.268*

0.072

-0.271*

   

Height

1867

-0.046

0.002

 

Conduction Velocity

       
   

Age

1937

-0.306*

0.094

-0.524‡

   

Height

1858

-0.420‡

0.176

 

Distal Latency

       
   

Age

1940

0.111

0.012

0.246*

   

Height

1860

0.217

0.047

Ulnar Motor

       
 

Amplitude

       
   

Age

1933

-0.315*

0.099

-0.318†

   

Height

1789

-0.124

0.015

 

Conduction Velocity

       
   

Age

1929

-0.265*

0.070

-0.374†

   

Height

1786

-0.278*

0.078

 

Distal Latency

       
   

Age

1929

0.162

0.026

0.333†

   

Height

1787

0.299*

0.089

Ulnar Sensory (palm)

       
 

Amplitude

       
   

Age

2024

-0.348†

0.121

-0.444‡

   

Height

1868

-0.305*

0.093

 

Distal Latency

       
   

Age

2004

0.283*

0.080

0.383†

 

Height

1851

0.266*

0.070

*–Independent value explains 5% or more of the variation of the dependent value

†–Independent value explains 10% or more of the variation of the dependent value

‡–Independent value explains 15% or more of the variation of the dependent value

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(c) 2001 M. H. Rivner

Revised 09/03/2001