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Table 2 Wetting time on the 11 body regions of the static manikin at 150 and 300 mm·h−1

From: Performance evaluation of water-repellent combat uniforms using a static manikin and human subjects under a rainfall tower system

Unit: min No washes 10-time washes Pr Pw Pu
Normal rain Heavy rain Normal rain Heavy rain
Controla WR_Mb WR_Tc Control WR_M WR_T Control WR_M WR_T Control WR_M WR_T
Chest (R)* 2 9 12 5 9 4 4 9 35 3 7 5 0.229 0.498 0.067
Chest (L) 9 31 40 11 20 13 6 29 22 8 11 8 0.082 0.317
Upper back (R) 6 8 31 3 3 4 9 22 32 6 25 14 0.174 0.174 0.015
Upper back (L) 9 8 13 8 9 17 6 11 36 8 10 11 0.499 0.544
Forearm R) 2 3 7 1 2 30 4 3 25 5 2 40 0.463 0.489 <0.001
Forearm (L) 6 7 32 15 19 26 5 7 28 5 4 5 0.776 0.166
Mean (SD): upper body 5.7 (3.1) 11.0 (10.0) 22.5 (13.5) 7.2 (5.2) 10.3 (7.7) 15.7 (10.9) 5.7 (1.9) 13.5 (9.9) 29.7 (5.6) 5.8 (1.9) 9.8 (8.2) 13.8 (13.3) 0.338 0.828 <0.001
Abdomen 4 57 N.S. 5 31 N.S. 6 3 N.S. 12 28 N.S.  
Thigh (R) 5 N.S. N.S. 13 31 42 14 16 N.S. 8 N.S. N.S.
Thigh (L) 6 N.S. N.S. 10 N.S. N.S. 42 N.S. N.S. 7 21 10
Buttock (R) 30 N.S. N.S. 5 N.S. N.S. 25 N.S. N.S. 26 11 N.S.
Buttock (L) N.S. N.S. N.S. 21 33 N.S. 38 N.S. N.S. 50 N.S. N.S.
  1. a,b and c represent Control, water-repellent M, and water-repellent T, respectively
  2. r,w and u mean significant differences according to 2 rains, 2 washes and 3 uniforms, respectively
  3. *(R) and (L) represent (right) and (left)
  4. N.S. means cases which did not reach 90%RH of humidity until the end of the 60-min rainfall exposure