Table 3

- The differences between mean smell sub-test (identification test) scores of 2 age groups.

Age groupChildren (7-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Young adults (18-40 years)Middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Adolescents (13-17 years)-1.698 (p<0.001)   
Young adults (18-40 years)-3.509 (p<0.001)-1.810 (p<0.001)  
Middle-aged adults (41-60 years)-3.742 (p<0.001)-2.044 (p<0.001)-0.233 (p=0.359) 
Older adults (61-80 years)-3.520 (p<0.001)-1.821 (p<0.001)-0.011 (p=0.965))-0.222 (p=0.383)
  • The differences between mean scores of 2 age groups (group in a column - group in a row) and the post-hoc test: Bonferroni correction significance level (p<0.001; p<0.05)