Table 4 Statistical data on the variance of osteonal diameter (On.Dm), Pearson’s correlation and regression line functions of the correlation between On.Dm and Haversian canal diameter (HC.Dm) distinct for species and bone type

From: Does the osteon morphology depend on the body mass? A scaling study on macroscopic and histomorphometric differences between cow (Bos taurus) and sheep (Ovis aries)

  Variance HC.Dm
Pearson’s coefficient (r) function of regression line correlation
On.Dm     
 Sheep (Ovis aries)     
  Humerus 392.74 0.634 HC.Dm = 0.1761 On.Dm + 6.347 ***
  Femur 865.46 0.431 HC.Dm = 0.1094 On.Dm + 7.196 **
 All bones 704.22 0.247 HC.Dm = 0.0863 On.Dm + 14.638 *
 Cow (Bos taurus)     
  Humerus 2,438.15 0.465 HC.Dm = 0.09526 On.Dm + 16.421 **
  Femur 3,084.21 0.279 HC.Dm = 0.0794 On.Dm + 18.397 *
 All bones 2,942.78 0.049 HC.Dm = 0.0988 On.Dm + 17.412 *
 Sheep and cow     
  Humeri 1,306.51 0.482 HC.Dm = 0.2075 On.Dm + 16.862 **
  Femora 2,139.13 0.367 HC.Dm = 0.1843 On.Dm + 10.368 **
  All bones 1,866.28 0.445 HC.Dm = 0.1382 On.Dm + 11.455 **
  1. Correlation: *** moderate positive; ** low positive; * little if any correlation