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Table 3 Median of Detection and recognition thresholds in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle and controls

From: Influence of taste disorders on dietary behaviors in cancer patients under chemotherapy

Threshold Cases (μmol/ml) Controls (μmol/ml) p * Mean rank differences (z) p**
Sweet DT 6.4 ± 4 4.4 ± 1.7 0.05 2.22 0.027
Sweet RT 8.9 ± 4 8.1 ± 5.8 0.58 0.98 0.325
Bitter DT 92 ± 5.7 89.3 ± 16 0.30 0.85 0.398
Bitter RT 100 ± 8 95 ± 7 0.04 0.63 0.527
Umami DT 1.1 ± 0.8 0.84 ± 0.6 0.19 0.04 0.96
Umami RT 2.1 ± 0.7 1.9 ± 0.7 0.3 0.10 0.919
  1. μmol/ml = micromol/millimeter
  2. *Mann-Whitney U test
  3. ** Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test