Table 3

Laterality of median neuropathy on nerve conduction studies in relation to handedness

Handedness
CTS found on nerve conduction studiesAmbidextrousLeftRightTotal
Canterbury: simple κ = 0.0380, ASE 0.0038, p<0.0001; Huddersfield: simple κ = 0.0004, ASE 0.0114, p = 0.97.
Canterbury
Bilateral28 (71.8%)280 (54.2%)3019 (55.3%)3327 (55.3%)
Left4 (10.3%)153 (29.6%)712 (13%)869 (14.4%)
Right7 (17.9%)84 (16.2%)1731 (31.7%)1822 (30.3%)
Total3951754626018
Proportion of total population0.6%8.6%90.8%100.0%
Huddersfield
Bilateral4 (50%)29 (60%)351 (66%)384 (65.5%)
Left07 (15%)43 (8%)50 (9%)
Right4 (50%)12 (25%)136 (25.7%)152 (25.9%)
Total848530586
Proportion of total population1.4%8.2%90.4%100.0%