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Table 6 Seasonal and regional comparison of S-IgA

From: Quantization and diagnosis of Shanghuo (Heatiness) in Chinese medicine using a diagnostic scoring scheme and salivary biochemical parameters

A: Seasonal comparison of S-IgA
Season N Value of S-IgA
Spring 89 647.177 (159.324)*
Summer 92 478.598 (138.558)*
Autumn 84 861.726 (75.147)*
Winter 96 513.573 (86.463)*
B: Regional comparison of S-IgA
Regions N Value of S-IgA
Guangdong 121 604.891 (171.961)#
Hunan 120 720.917 (207.122)
Henan 120 697.73 (188.096)
  1. All data were presented as mean (SD). *P< 0.01, vs. any other seasons; #P < 0.01, vs. any other provinces.