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Table 4 Results of Two Tailed T-tests

From: Factors associated with lingual tonsil hypertrophy in Canadian adults

Variable BMI <30 BMI >30 BMI Lingual Tonsil Grade
n = 73 n = 29
Mean Age 47.4 49.8 <30 1.83 ± 0.85
Tonsillectomy 19 (26%) 8 (28%) >30 2.26 ± 0.85
 RSI 13.5 15.2   p = 0.035
 RFS 6.3 6.0   
 LTH 1.83 2.26   
Variable RFS <7 RFS >7 RFS Lingual Tonsil Grade
n = 58 n = 44
Mean Age 45.1 52.1 <7 1.76 ± 0.82
Tonsillectomy 20 (34%) 7 (16%) >7 2.31 ± 0.85
 BMI 28.7 27.7   p = 0.008
 RSI 14.2 14.4   
 LTH 1.76 2.31   
Variable RS1 < 13 RSI >13 RSI Lingual Tonsil Grade
n = 56 n = 46
Mean Age 45.3 50.6 <13 1.99 ± 0.84
Tonsillectomy 15 (27%) 12 (26%) >13 1.95 ± 0.90
 BMI 28.0 28.6   p = 0.44
 RFS 6.3 6.2   
 LTH 1.99 1.95   
Variable No Tonsillectomy Previous Tonsillectomy Palatine Tonsils Lingual Tonsil Grade
n = 75 n = 27
Mean Age 44.7 56.5 Yes 2.08 ± 0.78
 BMI 28.8 28.1 No 1.93 ± .91
 RSI 12.8 14.2   p = 0.51
 RFS 6.5 6.1   
 LTH 2.08 1.93   
Variable Allergy No Allergy Allergy Lingual Tonsil Grade
n = 29 n = 73
Mean Age 44.2 49.5 Yes 1.86 ± 0.73
 BMI 28.4 28.1 No 1.97 ± 0.75
 RSI 15.6 12.2   p = 0.035
 RFS 6.3 5.8   
 LTH 1.86 1.97