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Table 2 Mean (STD) of differences between treatments and some explanatory variables

From: “Coffee plus Honey” versus “topical steroid” in the treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Oral Mucositis: a randomised controlled trial

Variables S group HC group H group P-value
Age (years) (STD) 55.9 (12.7) 54.7 (15.4) 54.9 (11.6) 0.948 (NS)*
Weight (Kgs) (STD) 80.3 (9.2) 73.4 (10.9) 78.4 (10.5) 0.090 (NS)*
Mean severity of illness (degree) (STD):     
a- before the treatment 2.52 (0.51) 2.67 (0.48) 2.50 (0.51) 0.517 (NS)*
b- after the treatment 1.43 (0.75) 0.38 (0.50) 0.90 (0.65) < 0.001(S)**
  1. *NS = Not Significant; **S = Significant; STD = Standard Deviation; S = Steroid; H = Honey; HC = Honey plus Coffee.