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Clinical Study

Sialometry of Upper Labial Minor Glands: A Clinical Approach by the Use of Weighing Method Schirmer’s Test Strips Paper

Table 2

Age and secretion rates of major and minor salivary glands among groups.

SFR value
Severe hypo ( )Mild hypo ( )Normo ( )Total ( )Among groups*Between groups**

Agea
 Mean58.847.738.847.9<0.0010.001; <0.001;
 SD11.318.413.817.1
 95% CI for mean
  Lower bound55.043.134.445.0
  Upper bound62.552.243.050.7
UWSb
 Mean0.020.280.730.37<0.001 <0.001
 SD0.030.140.350.33
 95% CI for mean
  Lower bound0.010.250.620.31
  Upper bound0.030.310.840.42
SWSb
 Mean0.210.711.620.89<0.001<0.001
 SD0.210.360.550.65
 95% CI for mean
  Lower bound0.120.621.450.78
  Upper bound0.300.791.791.00
LSc
 Mean3.205.869.086.35<0.001<0.001†, ‡;
 SD1.763.984.654.38
 95% CI for mean
  Lower bound2.464.967.635.63
  Upper bound3.946.7510.537.08
PSc
 Mean1.011.722.441.810.0140.02; 0.003;
 SD0.791.822.511.98
 95% CI for mean
  Lower bound0.681.311.661.49
  Upper bound1.342.133.222.14

Grouping variable: salivary flow rates (SFR).
aYears.
bmL/min.
cμL/cm2/min.
*ANOVA with 0.05 level of significance.
**Games-Howell post hoc test with 0.05 level of significance.
Between groups I and II; between groups I and III; between groups II and III.

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