International Journal of Dentistry / 2009 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Determination of Cortisol and Dehydroepiandrosterone Levels in Saliva for Screening of Periodontitis in Older Japanese Adults

Table 4

Median values for salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in presence or absence of extensive periodontitis in subjects who smoked, divided by PD and CAL.

Categories divided by PD*
NoneLowHigh value

Number28228
Cortisol (ng/mL)
 Median2.01 2.132.44 .573
  (25th, 75th percentile)(1.41, 3.13) (1.36, 2.73)(1.98, 3.13)

DHEA (pg/mL)
 Median 36.72 48.7094.75 .173
  (25th, 75th percentile) (28.44, 82.12) (30.07, 89.77)(46.67, 121.26)

Salivary flow rate (mL/min)
 Median 0.870.800.92.494
 (25th, 75th percentile) (0.51, 1.26)(0.29, 1.19)(0.69, 1.25)

Categories divided by CAL*
NoneLowHigh value

Number261814
Cortisol (ng/mL)
 Median2.01 2.092.59 .243
  (25th, 75th percentile)(1.29, 2.58) (1.42, 3.09)(1.68, 3.43)

DHEA (pg/mL)
 Median 45.12 44.3055.98 .633
  (25th, 75th percentile) (32.99, 85.14) (19.49, 95.35)(30.54, 114.47)

Salivary flow rate (mL/min)
 Median 0.900.880.59.079
 (25th, 75th percentile) (0.66, 1.21)(0.57, 1.56)(0.29, 1.05)

*Defined by the number of teeth (no teeth, less than 3 teeth, 3 or more teeth) with PD    mm or CAL    mm. DHEA: dehydroepiandrosterone. PD: probing depth (mm). CAL: clinical attachment loss (mm). Kruskal-Wallis test.

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