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Table 4 Association between taste hyposensitivity and oral health status

From: Taste hyposensitivity in Japanese schoolchildren

  Sweet-taste hyposensitivity Salt-taste hyposensitivity Sour-taste hyposensitivity Bitter-taste hyposensitivity
  + + + +
Grade variables Category n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
  DT+dt 0 5 7.8 59 92.2 8 12.5 56 87.5 16 25.0 48 75.0 12 18.8 52 81.3
1+ 7 14.9 40 85.1 10 21.3 37 78.7 16 34.0 31 66.0 6 12.8 41 87.2
  FT + ft 0 4 9.1 40 90.9 9 20.5 35 79.5 16 36.4 28 63.6 4 9.1 40 90.2
1+ 8 11.9 59 88.1 9 13.4 58 86.6 16 23.9 51 76.3 14 20.9 53 79.1
1st-3rd Plaque 0 7 12.5 49 87.5 13 23.3 43 76.8 16 28.6 40 71.4 12 21.4 44 78.6
1+ 5 9.1 50 90.9 5 9.1 50 90.9 16 29.9 39 70.9 6 10.9 49 89.1
  Gingivitis 0 9 11.4 70 88.6 14 17.7 65 82.3 27 34.2 52 65.8 13 16.5 66 71.0
1+ 3 9.4 29 90.6 4 12.5 28 87.5 5 15.6 27 84.4 5 15.6 27 29.0
  Area of tongue coating 0,1 6 11.3 47 88.7 10 18.9 43 81.1 17 32.1 36 67.9 9 17.0 44 83.0
2+ 6 10.3 52 89.7 8 13.8 50 86.2 15 25.9 43 74.1 9 15.5 49 84.5
  Thickness of tongue coating 0,1 7 10.4 60 89.6 13 19.4 54 80.6 21 31.3 46 68.7 13 19.4 54 80.6
2+ 5 11.4 39 88.6 5 11.4 39 88.6 11 25.0 33 75.0 5 11.4 39 88.6
  DT+dt 0 5 4.8 99 95.2 7 6.7 97 93.3 18 17.3 86 82.7 3 2.9 101 97.1
1+ 1 4.5 21 95.5 4 18.2 18 81.8 8 36.4 14 63.6 0 0.0 22 100.0
  FT + ft 0 4 8.9 41 91.1 2 4.4 43 95.6 6 13.3 39 86.7 2 44.4 43 95.6
1+ 2 2.5 79 97.5 9 11.1 72 88.9 20 24.7 61 75.3 1 1.2 80 98.8
4th-6th Plaque 0 3 5.3 99 94.7 5 8.8 52 91.2 12 21.1 86 78.9 1 1.8 56 98.2
1+ 3 4.3 21 95.7 6 8.7 63 91.3 14 20.3 14 79.7 2 2.9 67 97.1
  Gingivitis 0 4 6.1 62 93.9 6 9.1 60 90.9 13 19.7 53 80.3 1 1.5 65 98.5
1+ 2 3.3 58 96.7 5 8.3 55 91.7 13 21.7 47 78.3 2 3.3 58 96.7
  Area of tongue coating 0,1 3 7.3 38 92.7 3 7.3 38 92.7 4 9.8 37 90.2 2 4.9 39 95.1
2+ 3 3.5 82 96.5 8 9.4 77 90.6 22 25.9 63 74.1 1 1.2 84 98.8
  Thickness of tongue coating 0,1 2 3.4 56 96.6 4 6.9 54 93.1 9 15.5 49 84.5 1 1.7 57 98.3
2+ 4 5.9 64 94.1 7 10.3 61 89.7 17 25.0 51 75.0 2 2.9 66 97.1
  DT+dt 0 3 3.7 78 96.3 16 19.8 65 80.2 10 12.3 71 87.7 0 0.0 81 100.0
1+ 1 3.2 30 96.8 5 16.1 26 83.9 5 16.1 26 83.9 0 0.0 31 100.0
  FT + ft 0 2 4.8 40 95.2 8 19.0 34 81.0 4 9.5 38 90.5 0 0.0 42 100.0
1+ 2 2.9 68 97.1 13 18.6 54 81.4 11 15.7 59 84.3 0 0.0 70 100.0
7th-9th Plaque 0 0 0.0 23 100.0 5 21.7 18 78.3 6 26.1 17 73.9 0 0.0 23 100.0
1+ 4 4.5 85 95.5 16 18.0 73 82.0 9 10.1 80 89.9 0 0.0 89 100.0
  Gingivitis 0 0 0.0 43 100.0 6 14.0 37 86.0 8 18.6 35 81.4 0 0.0 43 100.0
1+ 4 5.8 65 95.5 15 21.7 54 78.3 7 10.1 62 89.9 0 0.0 69 100.0
  Area of tongue coating 0,1 2 2.9 66 97.1 12 82.4 56 82.4 10 14.7 58 85.3 0 0.0 68 100.0
2+ 2 4.5 42 95.5 9 79.5 35 79.5 5 11.7 39 88.6 0 0.0 44 100.0
  Thickness of tongue coating 0,1 2 2.4 82 97.6 14 16.7 70 83.3 12 14.3 72 85.7 0 0.0 84 100.0
2+ 2 7.1 26 92.9 7 25.0 21 75.0 3 10.7 25 89.3 0 0.0 28 100.0