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Table 2 Palatal dimensions associated with palatal fistula

From: Challenges to achieving low palatal fistula rates following primary cleft palate repair: experience of an institution in Uganda

Palatal dimension measured No fistula Fistula p-value for t test
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Palatal index at initial surgery
  < 0.4 mm 0.32 (0.06) 0.26 (0.09) 0.198
 ≥ 0.4 mm 0.51 (0.06) 0.58 (0.15) 0.046
Palatal index at second stage
  < 0.4 mm 0.28 (0.05) 0.36 (0.03) 0.034
  ≥ 0.4 mm 0.44 (0.02) 0.51 (0.08) 0.015
  1. p-values in bold are statistically significant