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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

The correlation between malodor components and oral factors (n=101)

O’Leary index Stimulated saliva Unstimulated saliva Oral humidity Hydrogen sulfide Methyl mercaptan Dimethyl sulfide Tongue coating index Simple plaque score
O’Leary index 1
Stimulated saliva −0.016 1
Unstimulated saliva 0.116 0.493** 1
Oral humidity 0.151 0.159 0.021 1
Hydrogen sulfide −0.028 −0.198* −0.112 −0.155 1
Methyl mercaptan 0.236* −0.177 −0.062 −0.072 0.335* 1
Dimethyl sulfide 0.066 −0.063 −0.136 −0.104 −0.072 0.066 1
Tongue coating index 0.340** −0.135 −0.046 −0.037 0.224* 0.119 −0.059 1
Simple plaque score 0.116 0.035 0.082 −0.005 0.048 0.231* −0.118 0.320* 1

* p<0.05, **p<0.01.

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