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Table 2 Comparison of the rate of change in extraoral thermal temperatures with time for the three diagnostic groups

From: Thermography as a non-ionizing quantitative tool for diagnosing periapical inflammatory lesions

  N Mean SD SEM 95% confidence interval for mean Minimum Maximum
Lower bound Upper bound
AA         
Temp. After 1 min 81 35.44 0.64 0.07 35.30 35.58 33.90 37.02
Temp. After 2 min 81 35.41 0.59 0.07 35.28 35.54 33.70 37.00
Temp. After 3 min 81 35.65 0.61 0.07 35.52 35.79 33.90 37.50
Temp. After 4 min 81 35.91 0.62 0.07 35.77 36.05 34.00 37.60
Temp. After 5 min 81 36.21 0.71 0.08 36.06 36.37 34.10 37.80
CA         
Temp. After 1 min 87 33.76 1.32 0.14 33.48 34.04 27.10 35.82
Temp. After 2 min 87 33.70 1.34 0.14 33.42 33.99 27.10 35.70
Temp. After 3 min 87 33.97 1.08 0.12 33.74 34.21 27.80 35.80
Temp. After 4 min 87 34.29 0.78 0.08 34.12 34.45 31.30 35.90
Temp. After 5 min 87 34.55 0.71 0.08 34.40 34.70 32.50 36.10
AAP         
Temp. After 1 min 72 34.57 0.69 0.08 34.41 34.73 32.80 35.88
Temp. After 2 min 72 34.52 0.67 0.08 34.37 34.68 32.90 35.90
Temp. After 3 min 72 34.79 0.63 0.07 34.65 34.94 33.50 36.10
Temp. After 4 min 72 35.05 0.61 0.07 34.91 35.19 33.60 36.60
Temp. After 5 min 72 35.30 0.59 0.07 35.16 35.44 33.90 37.10