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Table 2 Maximum occlusal force (MOF) and medial mandibular flexure (MMF) as a function of facial pattern.

From: Maximum occlusal force and medial mandibular flexure in relation to vertical facial pattern: a cross-sectional study

  VERTICAL FACIAL PATTERN  
OUTCOME VARIABLE Dolychofacial
(n = 6)
Mean (SD)
Mesofacial
(n = 10)
Mean (SD)
Brachyfacial
(n = 35)
Mean (SD)
TOTAL
(n = 51)
Mean (SD) *
MOF (N)     
   Males 843 (256) 1014 (426) 1046 (265) 1003 (287) a
   Females 642 (215) 705 (158) 654 (190) 664 (180) b
   Total 742 (238) 829 (316) 831 (295) 820 (289)
MMF (mm)     
   Males 0.07 (0.07) 0.25 (0.21) 0.15 (0.16) 0.16 (0.16)
   Females 0.22 (0.11) 0.19 (0.28) 0.20 (0.21) 0.20 (0.21)
   Total 0.15 (0.11) 0.21 (0.25) 0.18 (0.18) 0.18 (0.19)
  1. *Means followed by distinct letters are statistically different at α = 0.05