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Table 3 Association between storage of biological medication within a refrigerator and occurrence of temperature excursions

From: Home storage of biological medications administered to patients with rheumatic diseases

Storage location within the refrigeratorTemperature excursionTotalp” value
YesNo
0 – Shelf/drawer just below the freezern91100.011*
%90.0%10.0%  
1 - Shelves: back side, close to the walln197260.014*
%73.1%26.9%  
2 - Shelves: front siden18220< 0.001*
%90.0%10.0%  
3 - Shelves: side, close to the walln102120.019*
%83.3%16.7%  
4 – Shelf/drawer above the lowest drawer (lower part of your refrigerator - lid of the vegetable drawer)n7180.035*
%87.5%12.5%  
5 - Refrigerator doorn2130.500
%66.7%33.3%  
6 – In the can dispenser, if available, on the doorn101---**
%100.0%0.0%  
7 - In the can dispenser, if available, below the freezern101---**
%100.0%0.0%  
  1. * Statistical significance
  2. ** Sites 6 and 7 were not considered in the table because only one case was observed and, therefore, the statistical test was not applicable