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Table 4 A comparison between subjects in the low and high amylase groups (HA vs. LA) using a Mann Whitney test

From: Anomalous association of salivary amylase secretion with the postprandial glycaemic response to starch

  LA group HA group P value
n = 5 n = 5
BMI (Kg/m2) 24.7 (4.8) 19.5 (4.3) 0.076
Age (years) 22 (4) 22 (3.5) 0.585
Prevalence of family history of diabetes 4 (80 %) 3 (60 %) 1.000
Fasting salivary flow rate (mL/min) 0.67 ± 0.39 0.44 ± 0.17 0.271
Fasting salivary amylase activity (U/mL) 13.10 ± 9.0 69.56 ± 21.3 0.001
Fasting salivary amylase secretory rate (U/min) 9.45 ± 6.95 31.72 ± 15.4 0.018
Stimulated salivary flow rate (mL/min) 0.81 ± 0.39 0.59 ± 0.20 0.287
Stimulated salivary amylase activity (U/mL) 14.68 ± 6.69 78.0 ± 18.1 0.001
Stimulated salivary amylase secretory rate (U/min) 12.2 ± 6.9 46.7 ± 22.0 0.01