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Table 3 Salivary HβD-3 levels among different study groups

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

Groups Mean (SD) 95% C.I P-valueb
I (children with ECC and Anemia) 6.94 (3.13) 5.4–8.4 0.001b
II (children with ECC but without Anemia) 10.80 (4.50) 8.7–12.9  
III (children without ECC but with Anemia) 7.22 (2.87) 5.8–8.5  
IV (children without ECC and Anemia) 7.25 (2.30) 6.1–8.3  
Comparison of group II(children with ECC and without Anemia) with all other groups by Tukey/HSD test    
Mean difference    
Group I (children with ECC and Anemia) 3.866a 0.002c  
Group III (children without ECC but with Anemia) 3.579 a 0.005c  
Group IV (children without ECC and Anemia) 3.579 a 0.006c  
  1. SD, standard deviation; CI, confidence interval
  2. aMean difference
  3. bOne way anova
  4. cPost Hoc Tukey test