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Table 4 Pearson correlation coefficients between preference and mastication properties in natural teeth

From: Effects of textured food masticatory performance in older people with different dental conditions

Variables Preference Number of chews Chewing time Temporal muscle activity Masseter muscle activity Tongue pressure
preference 1 0.533** 0.616** 0.219 0.254 0.409*
Number of chews   1 0.383 0.347 0.110 0.256
Chewing time    1 0.352 0.219 0.315
Temporal muscle activity     1 0.506* 0.294
Masseter muscle activity      1 0.290
Tongue pressure       1
  1. ⁎ Correlation is significant with p < 0.05
  2. ⁎⁎ Correlation is significant with p < 0.01