Table 3 Factors influencing the depth at which the tongue and palate can be cleaned without causing nausea: multiple linear regression (N = 276)

From: Cleaning the palate and tongue without nausea: a mixed methods study exploring the appropriate depth and direction of oral care

Variable Palate Tongue
β Standard error Standardized regression coefficient t P-value β Standard error Standardized regression coefficient t P-value
Constant 5.642 0.310   17.620  < 0.001 5.563 0.325   17.096  < 0.001
Sex 0.525 0.183 0.176 2.877 0.004 0.394 0.188 0.155 2.535 0.012
BMI 0.334 0.138 0.148 2.420 0.016 0.477 0.145 0.167 2.723 0.007