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Table 1 Gender differences in cough reflex sensitivities and oral chemesthesis

From: Cough reflex and oral chemesthesis induced by capsaicin and capsiate in healthy never-smokers

  Male Female p value
Number 14 14  
Age (year) 34.2 ± 2.0 38.5 ± 4.1 n.s.
Cough reflex sensitivity
   Capsaicin (Log μM) 1.41 ± 0.12 1.00 ± 0.11 <0.03
   Capsiate (Log μM) 2.72 ± 0.10 2.37 ± 0.13 <0.05
Oral chemesthesis
   Capsaicin (Log μM) 1.51 ± 0.17 1.58 ± 0.13 n.s.
   Capsiate (Log μM) 2.22 ± 0.15 2.22 ± 0.14 n.s.
  1. Data are mean ± S.E. P-values are comparisons between males and females in each variable by the Mann-Whitney test. n.s. denotes not significant.