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Table 2 Percentage of healthy individuals and patients outside of one to three standard deviations from the mean of a Gaussian distribution

From: Distinct increased outliers among 136 rectal cancer patients assessed by γH2AX

Group Healthy individuals Rectal cancer patients Rectal cancer patients
Distribution Healthy individuals Rectal cancer patients Healthy individuals
Exposure Preexisting 2 Gy, 24 h Preexisting 2 Gy, 24 h Preexisting 2 Gy, 24 h
mean 0.49 2.63 0.59 2.97 - -
>1× SD 17.2% 11.9% 21.9% 21.2% 42.3% 33.6%
>2× SD 5.2% 3.4% 14.6% 8.8% 22.6% 14.6%
>3× SD 3.4% 0.0% 5.1% 2.9% 18.2% 8.8%
  1. Group defines the used healthy individuals or patients group. Distribution defines the used healthy individual’s distribution or the rectal cancer patient’s distribution to calculate the percentage of patients outside the one to three standard deviations. Mean is the mean value of the standard deviation.