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Table 1 Group characteristics and attribute descriptive statistics as a function of plate colour, plate shape, and participant gender (n = 48)

From: Plate shape and colour interact to influence taste and quality judgments

Variable White round White square Black round Black square
Male     
n (N = 27) 6 8 9 4
Age (years) 20.50 (2.20) 20.50 (2.20) 21.44 (5.48) 20.50 (3.70)
Sweetness (%) 77.50 (10.60) 55.04 (13.24) 49.46 (13.60) 63.31 (10.35)
Intensity (%) 77.87 (14.38) 38.37 (20.05) 47.49 (21.12) 50.81 (20.60)
Quality (%) 82.62 (21.78) 70.30 (20.50) 66.61 (18.98) 70.43 (18.95)
Liking of sample (%) 85.48 (24.38) 70.09 (24.62) 71.92 (12.42) 87.50 (8.34)
Hunger (%) 44.27 (16.71) 53.43 (22.24) 45.88 (19.08) 65.32 (26.75)
Liking in general (%) 85.93 (11.60) 59.81 (19.20) 71.15 (21.31) 77.96 (19.98)
Female     
n (N = 21) 6 4 3 8
Age (years) 23.67 (6.77) 20.75 (0.96) 19.67 (2.52) 27.63 (13.00)
Sweetness (%) 68.37 (18.27) 59.41 (7.04) 55.38 (16.83) 51.21 (17.24)
Intensity (%) 72.96 (21.44) 58.33 (20.03) 45.70 (21.28) 50.94 (24.37)
Quality (%) 93.01 (9.52) 68.95 (7.32) 61.82 (5.13) 87.37 (9.10)
Liking of sample (%) 87.99 (13.64) 77.28 (23.84) 76.52 (14.03) 86.63 (18.47)
Hunger (%) 30.01 (29.28) 56.32 (31.18) 42.65 (7.83) 38.64 (32.62)
Liking in general (%) 96.33 (4.69) 81.18 (16.87) 78.49 (7.11) 91.47 (14.00)
Total N = 48