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Table 3 Sexual dimorphism in FWLC adjacent digit asymmetry of the right and left digits

From: Adjacent digit fingerprint white line count differences: a pointer to sexual dimorphism for forensic application

  Male Female   
Adj. DFWLCD Median (25th–75th) Median (25th–75th) Z value P value
dR12 0 (0–1) 1 (0–2) − 1.09 0.277
dR13 0 (0–1) 0 (− 1–2) − 0.83 0.404
dR14 0 (0–1) 0 (− 1–1) − 2.55 0.011
dR15 0 (0–1) 0 (− 1–2) − 1.21 0.226
dR23 0 (− 1–0) 0 (− 1–0) − 1.84 0.066
dR24 0 (0–0) 0 (− 2–0) − 3.69 < 0.001
dR25 0 (0–0) 0 (− 2–1) − 2.82 0.005
dR34 0 (0–0) 0 (− 1–0) − 2.29 0.022
dR35 0 (0–0) 0 (− 1–1) − 0.90 0.367
dR45 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) − 1.25 0.212
dL12 0 (0–1) 0 (0–2) − 0.65 0.515
dL13 0 (0–1) 0 (− 1–1) − 0.50 0.620
dL14 0 (0–1) 0 (− 2–1) − 3.40 0.001
dL15 0 (0–1) 0 (− 2–2) − 1.73 0.083
dL23 0 (− 1–1) 0 (− 1–1) − 1.43 0.152
dL24 0 (− 1–0) − 1 (− 2–0) − 4.11 < 0.001
dL25 0 (0–1) 0 (− 2–1) − 2.42 0.016
dL34 0 (0–0) (− 2–0) − 3.66 < 0.001
dL35 0 (0–1) 0 (− 1–1) − 1.67 0.094
dL45 0 (0–1) 0 (− 0.25–2) − 1.05 0.295
  1. Adj. DFWLCD adjacent digit fingerprint white line counts difference, 25th–75th inter quartile range, d difference, R right, L left, 1–5 first to fifth digits