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Table 2 Prevalence of taste hyposensitivity by gender

From: Taste hyposensitivity in Japanese schoolchildren

  Sweet-taste hyposensitivity Salt-taste hyposensitivity
Grade Total   Boys   Girls   p-value Total   Boys   Girls   p-value
  n % n % n %   n % n % n %  
1st-3rd 12 10.8 7 12.1 5 9.4 n.s. 18 16.2 13 22.4 5 9.4 n.s.
4th-6th 6 4.8 2 3.2 4 6.3 n.s. 11 8.7 6 9.5 5 7.9 n.s.
7th-9th 4 3.6 4 6.7 0 0.0 n.s. 21 18.8 13 21.7 8 15.4 n.s
Total 22 6.3 13 7.2 9 5.4 n.s. 50 14.3 32 17.7 18 10.7 n.s
  Sour-taste hyposensitivity Bitter-taste hyposensitivity
Grade Total   Boys   Girls   p-value Total   Boys   Girls   p-value
  n % n % n %   n % n % n %  
1st-3rd 32 28.8 21 36.2 11 20.8 n.s. 18 16.2 14 24.1 4 7.5 0.021
4th-6th 26 20.6 15 23.8 11 17.5 n.s. 3 2.4 2 3.2 1 1.6 n.s.
7th-9th 15 13.2 8 13.3 7 13.2 n.s. 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 -
Total 73 20.9 44 24.3 29 17.3 n.s. 21 6.0 16 8.8 5 3.0 0.024