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Table 4 The mean, the standard deviation, the minimum and the maximum of taste thresholds, as recorded in all 6 loci for smokers(n = 28) and non-smokers(n = 34).

From: Evaluation of young smokers and non-smokers with Electrogustometry and Contact Endoscopy

  Smokers Non-Smokers
  Mean Std. Deviation Minimum Maximum Mean Std. Deviation Minimum Maximum
thresholdA 20.38 ± 7.97 10 34 5.58 ± 8.70 -2 14
thresholdB 21.13 ± 7.00 12 34 3.23 ± 9.77 -4 12
thresholdC 19.44 ± 8.69 6 32 3.41 ± 11.27 -4 12
thresholdD 23.25 ± 7.68 12 36 7.00 ± 12.04 0 16
thresholdE 23.63 ± 6.39 10 36 9.41 ± 9.55 2 18
thresholdF 21.88 ± 7.93 10 36 6.43 ± 8.95 0 16
  1. It is obvious that smokers showed higher taste thresholds, even though the majority of them reported no taste disorder.