Table 4—

Polynomial best fit for the apnoea vairiables which showed a time trend increase across the night

Apnoea durationChange in cardiac frequencyDuration of arousal
Linear Fit32.20.00017.980.0085.490.02
Quadratic Fit1.540.220.660.421.930.17
Position-time interactionnsnsns
Best fitQuadraticQuadraticQuadratic
  • A nonsignificant result of the F-test indicates that the corresponding polynomial is a good fit for the data

  • ns: nonsignificant