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Table 1 The demographic data of the control subjects and RAS patients

From: Mucosal and salivary microbiota associated with recurrent aphthous stomatitis

  Control subjects (n = 18) RAS patients (n = 18)
Gender 8 males, 10 females 9 males, 9 females
Age 43.6 ± 3.7 43.8 ± 3.9
Ulcer numbers - Single: 12 (66.7 %)
Multiple: 6 (33.3 %)
Sampling sites Lip labial mucosa: 7 (38.9 %), Buccal mucosa: 11 (61.1 %) Lip labial mucosa: 10 (55.6 %), Buccal mucosa: 4 (22.2 %) Tongue tip: 4 (22.2 %),
Unstimulated salivary flow rates 0.48 ± 0.09 ml/minute 0.67 ± 0.08 ml/minute