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Table 1.

Average integrated sum of the inspiratory and expiratory activity of the external intercostal, appendicocostalis and external oblique muscles during sitting and standing

GooseMuscleSittingStandingP-value
External intercostal 0.3±0.08 0.2±0.02 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 11.6±1.2 6.9±0.8 <0.0001 
 External oblique 4.2±0.3 5.2±0.4 0.02 
External intercostal 4.9±0.9 4.9±0.6 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 6.2±0.5 3.7±0.3 0.005 
 External oblique 4.1±0.6 23.1±1.6 <0.0001 
External intercostal 2.6±0.4 3.2±0.4 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 6.4±0.5 2.9±0.3 <0.0001 
 External oblique 0.1±0.03 1.2±0.1 <0.0001 
External intercostal 0.02±0.001 0.03±0.001 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 5.83±0.4 3.1±0.4 0.026 
 External oblique 0.5±0.1 9.1±0.5 <0.0001 
GooseMuscleSittingStandingP-value
External intercostal 0.3±0.08 0.2±0.02 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 11.6±1.2 6.9±0.8 <0.0001 
 External oblique 4.2±0.3 5.2±0.4 0.02 
External intercostal 4.9±0.9 4.9±0.6 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 6.2±0.5 3.7±0.3 0.005 
 External oblique 4.1±0.6 23.1±1.6 <0.0001 
External intercostal 2.6±0.4 3.2±0.4 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 6.4±0.5 2.9±0.3 <0.0001 
 External oblique 0.1±0.03 1.2±0.1 <0.0001 
External intercostal 0.02±0.001 0.03±0.001 NS 
 Appendicocostalis 5.83±0.4 3.1±0.4 0.026 
 External oblique 0.5±0.1 9.1±0.5 <0.0001 

Statistical comparisons were made using two-sample t-tests of log10 transformed data. NS, not significant.

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