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Table 2 Salivary HBD-3 levels in different study groups

From: Associations of early childhood caries with salivary beta defensin-3 and childhood anemia: a case–control study

Study groups n = 80 (%) HBD-3 levels
Mean ± SD
t-test (p-value)a
ECC
Cases (with ECC) 40 (50) 8.87 ± 4.30 2.064 (0.042)a
Controls (without ECC) 40(50) 7.23 ± 2.57
Anemia
With anemia 40(50) 7.15 ± 2.82  − 2.482(0.015)a
Without anemia 40(50) 9.02 ± 3.96
Age groups
48–59 Months 22(27.5) 8.31 ± 3.67 0.730b
60–71 Months 58(72.5) 7.95 ± 3.62
Gender
Males 33(41.25) 7.54 ± 2.67 0.292a
Females 47(58.75) 8.41 ± 4.14
  1. at-test
  2. bMann whitney test