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Table 1 Distribution of dry lip and mucosa

From: Signs of oral dryness in relation to salivary flow rate, pH, buffering capacity and dry mouth complaints

Age (years) Gender N Mean age Dry lip Dry mucosa
     Yes % Yes %
6 – 12 M 46 9.1 18 39.1 0 0
  F 68 8.8 20 29.4 2 3.0
  Total 114 8.9 38 33.3 2 1.8
13 – 18 M 44 16.3 17 38.6 3 6.8
  F 55 15.7 27 49.1 1 1.8
  Total 99 15.9 44 44.4 4 4
19 – 40 M 43 32.1 22 51.2 2 4.8
  F 56 31.7 13 23.2 2 3.6
  Total 99 31.3 35 35.3 * 4 4.1
TOTAL M 133 19.2 57 42.8 5 3.1
  F 179 18.7 60 33.5 5 4.3
  Total 312 18.8 117 37.5 10 3.2
  1. * P value of sex difference is 0.01