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Table 3 Evolution of thresholds/loci, 2 weeks after tobacco cessation as compared to non-smoker

From: Effect of cigarette smoke on gustatory sensitivity, evaluation of the deficit and of the recovery time-course after smoking cessation

  Median (min – max)  
Tongue Loci Smokers 2 weeks after cessation Non-smokers p-value
Pr 14.5 (5–141) 12 (4–93) 0.0802
Dr 63.15 (20–200) 24 (8–200) 0.0001
Er 8.7 (3 – 127) 9 (2 – 53) 0.6026
Tr 4.9 (1.7 – 30.5) 5 (1.5 – 30) 0.9727
T 4 (1.6 – 13.5) 4 (1 – 18) 0.6963
Tl 4.15 (1.4 – 31.5) 4.5 (1.7 – 45) 0.6185
El 10.5 (3 – 144) 9 (3 – 52) 0.5052
Dl 80 (23.5 – 200) 26.5 (7 – 200) 0.0001
Pl 15.75 (6 – 123) 11 (4 – 124) 0.0802
  1. (p value by loci: Mann–Whitney U-test; global KW test: p = 0.41)