Table 4

- The differences between mean smell subtest (discrimination 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)-1.772 (p<0.001)   
Young adults (18-40 years)-3.224 (p<0.001)-1.451 (p<0.001)  
Middle-aged adults (41-60 years)-2.946 (p<0.001)-1.174 (p<0.001)0.278 (p=0.313) 
Older adults (61-80 years)-2.324 (p<0.001)-0.551 (p<0.05)0.900 (p<0.05)0.622 (p<0.05)
  • 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)