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Table 4 Subjective complaints of oral dryness in relation to resting and stimulated salivary flow rates.

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

   Saliva flow rate
Questions Resting P value Stimulated P value
   Mean SD   Mean SD  
Q1 Yes 63 0.67 0.5 NS 1.5 0.7 0.02
  No 249 0.69 0.7 NS 1.7 0.8 NS
Q2 Yes 60 0.65 0.4 NS 1.4 0.6 0.00
  No 252 0.70 1.1 NS 1.8 0.9 NS
Q3 Yes 61 0.64 0.4 NS 1.4 0.6 0.01
  No 251 0.69 1.1 NS 1.7 0.8 NS
Q4 Yes 64 0.68 0.5 NS 1.4 0.6 0.01
  No 248 0.68 0.7 NS 1.6 0.8 NS
  1. P value using t test
  2. NS = non significant