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Table 8 Tukey test of water intake (ml) of male and female rats in sub-acute oral toxicity test

From: Acute and sub-acute oral toxicity of Dracaena cinnabari resin methanol extract in rats

Dependent variable (I) water intake (J) water intake Mean difference (I-J) in male rat P value Mean difference (I-J) in female rat P value
Week 1 Control DC 500 mg/kg −4.91 ± 1.05 0.001* −3.12 ± 0.24 0.000*
DC 1000 mg/kg −4.86 ± 1.05 0.001* −3.09 ± 0.24 0.000*
DC 1500 mg/kg −4.23 ± 1.05 0.003* −3.07 ± 0.24 0.000*
Week 2 Control DC 500 mg/kg −3.25 ± 0.81 0.003* −2.35 ± 0.25 0.000*
DC 1000 mg/kg −3.38 ± 0.81 0.002* −2.67 ± 0.25 0.000*
DC 1500 mg/kg −3.91 ± 0.81 0.000* −2.54 ± 0.25 0.000*
Week 3 Control DC 500 mg/kg −2.77 ± 0.79 0.009* −2.85 ± 0.34 0.000*
DC 1000 mg/kg −2.75 ± 0.79 0.010* −2.68 ± 0.34 0.000*
DC 1500 mg/kg −2.63 ± 0.79 0.014* −2.72 ± 0.34 0.000*
Week 4 Control DC 500 mg/kg −2.40 ± 0.78 0.025* −2.29 ± 0.35 0.000*
DC 1000 mg/kg −2.65 ± 0.78 0.012* −2.37 ± 0.35 0.000*
DC 1500 mg/kg −2.45 ± 0.78 0.021* −2.57 ± 0.35 0.000*
  1. Values expressed as a mean ± Standard Error. n = 5
  2. *p-value less than 0.05, (p < 0.05) significant value. Numbers in bold indicate a statistically significant difference