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Table 3 Effect of age and gender on the measured variables

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

  Gender Age
Females Males P value ≤ 40 years old > 40 years old P value
Pain—VAS 4.792 ± 3.501a 4.667 ± 3.994a 0.895 3.05 ± 2.44b 6.71 ± 2.92a < 0.001*
Clinical score—Thongprasom et al 2.750 ± 1.567a 2.600 ± 1.682a 0.789 1.72 ± 1.18b 3.52 ± 1.44a < 0.001*
Salivary lncRNA DQ786243 4.086 ± 2.398a 4.144 ± 2.827a 0.808 4.88 ± 2.11a 5.36 ± 2.11a 0.486
Salivary IL-17 6.557 ± 3.859a 6.559 ± 4.478a 0.970 8.26 ± 2.72a 8.53 ± 3.07a 0.777
  1. VAS visual analogue scale, lncRNA long non-coding RNA, IL interleukin
  2. *Significant (P ≤ 0.05); Means with different letters in the same row indicates significant difference