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Table 1 Characteristics and measured variables

From: Salivary expression of lncRNA DQ786243 and IL-17 in oral lichen planus: case–control study

Variables Control group Reticular OLP Erythematous OLP Ulcerative OLP P value
Age 42.92 ± 7.54 48.69 ± 6.09 43.23 ± 13.24 48.85 ± 6.99 0.166
Gender (M:F)# 6:7 (46.2–53.8%) 5:8 (38.5–61.5%) 5:8 (38.5–61.5%) 5:8 (38.5–61.5%) 0.972
Pain—VAS 0.308 ± 0.630c 5.385 ± 1.502b 8.538 ± 1.450a < 0.001*
Clinical score—Thongprasom et al 1.00 ± 0.00c 2.385 ± 0.506b 4.692 ± 0.480a < 0.001*
Salivary lncRNA DQ786243 1.02 ± 0.02c 3.67 ± 1.30b 5.41 ± 2.03a 6.34 ± 2.02a < 0.001*
Salivary IL-17 1.01 ± 0.01c 6.86 ± 1.95b 8.28 ± 2.57ab 10.08 ± 3.19a < 0.001*
  1. M male, F female, VAS visual analogue scale, lncRNA long non-coding RNA, IL interleukin
  2. #Count and percentage; *significant (P ≤ 0.05); Means with different letters in the same row indicates significant difference