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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants in the study

From: Smell, taste and trigeminal disorders in a 65‐year‐old population

Participant characteristics % (n)
  (N = 223)
Gender
 Male 55 (123)
 Female 45 (100)
Smoking
 Never smoker 41 (91)
 Former smoker 48 (106)
 Current smoker 12 (26)
Diseases
 Cerebral hemorrhage 4 (8)
 Heart attack 6 (14)
 Gastrointestinal disease 2 (5)
Medication type
 Antidepressants 4 (8)
 Anticoagulants 21 (46)
 Antacid medication 9 (19)
 Asthma medication 6 (14)
 Corticosteroidsa 2 (4)
 Hormone medicationb 13 (28)
Hyposalivation
 Stimulated saliva 5 (12)
 Unstimulated saliva 10 (22)
  1. aexc. asthma and allergy medication, bincl. thyroid hormones
  2. No participants reported antibiotic use