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Table 2 A comparative descriptive analysis of the qualitative variables in the baseline examination. PIMT (Pediatric Integrative Manual Therapy). aStatistical analysis using the Chi Square test; bstatistical analysis performed with the Fisher exact test

From: Effectiveness of pediatric integrative manual therapy in cervical movement limitation in infants with positional plagiocephaly: a randomized controlled trial

Baseline examination
Qualitative variables Infants with PP (n = 34) PIMT Group (n = 17) Control Group (n = 17) p value
Sex a
 Women 47.1% 52.9% 41.2% 0.492
 Men 52.9% 47.1% 58.8%
Premature a 18% 29.4% 5.9% 0.175
Instrumental delivery b 20.6% 17.6% 23.5% 1.000
Firstborn a 70.6% 70.6% 70.6% 1.000
Multiple birth b 20.6% 23.5% 17.6% 1.000
Positional head preference b 94.1% 100% 88.2% 0.485
Plagiocephaly side a
 Right 64.7% 52.9% 76.5% 0.151
 Left 35.3% 47.1% 23.5%
Transport type b
 Trolley 97.1% 100% 94.1% 1.000
 Babies backpack 2.9% 0% 5.9%