Table 5

Relation between presence of characteristic sialometric profiles and duration of oral symptoms in patients who tested positive for Sjögren's syndrome (groups A and B; n=58)

MonthsSignificance
PresentAbsentU valuep Value
Sialometric profiles
Early salivary manifestations
 1. Normal SM/SL and parotid flow rates with changed composition53274<0.01
 2. Low stimulated SM/SL flow rate with normal parotid flow rate11301380.09
Late salivary manifestations
 3. Extremely low stimulated SM/SL flow rate631243<0.01
 4. Extremely low stimulated SM/SL and parotid flow rates741635<0.01
  • Statistical test used: Mann-Whitney U test.