International Journal of Rheumatology / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Prevalence of Hyposalivation in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Brazilian Subpopulation

Table 1

Average of saliva collected per variables considered from 48 patients at the HGU-UNIC, Cuiaba, MT, 2014.

VariablesAveragesStandard derivation95% CI

SLE activity
 Yes381,230,89(−0,5; 1,01)0,500
 No101,471,01
Level of SLE activity
 Severe/very severe100,780,42(0,214; 1,04)0,004
 Remission/mild or moderate381,410,97
Ages
27311.050,85(0,10; 1,19)0,021
27 years171,690,90
Use of hyposalivation-inducing drugs?
 Yes101,080,87(−0,46; 0,92)0,442
 No381,330,93
Number of hyposalivation-inducing drugs
 0381,330,93
 140,650,54(−0,17; 1,53)0,089
 261,370,98(−1,14; 0,93)0,817

95% CI: confidence interval of 95% for the difference between the averages of the categories.