Table 3

Salivary cortisol levels for each collected sample, nmol/L

Time pointControls (n = 19); mean ± SDSurvivors (n = 26); mean ± SDStatistics*
8 am6.82 ± 4.605.36 ± 5.49U = 159.00, z = −2.022, p = 0.043, r = −0.30
12 pm2.68 ± 1.512.30 ± 1.79U = 204.00, z = −0.988, p = 0.323, r = −0.15
4 pm2.07 ± 1.041.78 ± 0.97U = 191.50, z = −1.276, p = 0.202, r = −0.19
8 pm1.00 ± 0.610.97 ± 0.52U = 228.50, z = −0.425, p = 0.671, r = −0.06
  • SD = standard deviation.

  • * Significant differences are in bold.