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Table 5 Results of one-way ANOVA, divided by each group, comparing slot measurements for different archwires

From: Dimensional variability of orthodontic slots and archwires: an analysis of torque expression and clinical implications

  Levene statistics (p value) F statistics p value Group 1 vs Group 2 Group 1 vs Group 3 Group 2 vs Group 3
Height of 0.019 × 0.025 archwire 0.277 8.544* 0.005 0.00009 (0.176) − 0.00011 (0.109) − 0.0002 (0.004)
Width of 0.019 × 0.025 archwire 0.016 16.320* < 0.001 − 0.00004 (0.886) − 0.00035* (< 0.001) − 0.00031* (0.023)
Height of 0.021 × 0.025 archwire 0.281 14.535* 0.001 0.00018 (0.098) − 0.00025* (0.023) − 0.00043* (< 0.001)
Width of 0.021 × 0.025 archwire 0.493 8.931* 0.004 0.0001 (0.491) − 0.00025* (0.031) − 0.00036* (0.004)
Radius of edge bevel of 0.019 × 0.025 archwire 0.006 66.584* < 0.001 0.00078* (0.029) − 0.0017* (0.001) − 0.00248* (< 0.001)
Radius of edge bevel of 0.021 × 0.025 archwire 0.006 21.184* < 0.001 0.00094* (0.023) − 0.00098 (0.065) − 0.00192* (0.005)
  1. Group 1 Astar Orthodontics, Group 2 SIA, Group 3 Sweden & Martina
  2. *Statistically significant for p < 0.05
  3. Mean difference in inch (p value) from Tukey’s HSD post hoc test
  4. Mean difference in inch (p value) from Games-Howell post hoc test
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