Table 3—

ITS as a function of diabetes status and ethnic group

Intraoral siteDiabetic
Nondiabetic
P
European AmericansMexican AmericansEuropean AmericansMexican Americans
n3275227255
Anterior tongue0.26 ± 0.130.22 ± 0.120.22 ± 0.120.24 ± 0.140.090
Posterior tongue0.40 ± 0.250.32 ± 0.230.32 ± 0.190.33 ± 0.240.077
Soft palate0.29 ± 0.180.24 ± 0.160.25 ± 0.140.24 ± 0.160.228
  • Data are means ± SD. The P value shown is for the diabetes by ethnic group interaction at each intraoral site (df = 1,573). This interaction is statistically significant taken over all three intraoral sites (P = 0.027).