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Table 1 Demographic and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) symptoms and signs and bite force measurement of patients and controls

From: A case-control study about bite force, symptoms and signs of temporomandibular disorders in patients with idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndromes

  Controls Patients p
TOTAL (n) 20 40  
Girls (%) 16 (80.0) 32 (80.0) 0.998
Age (mean) 12.8 years 13.1 years 0.464
TMD symptoms (%) 3 (15.0) 25 (62.5) 0.0014*
Pain on palpation (%) 6 (30.0) 36 (90.0) < 0.0001*
Pain on function (%) 4 (20.0) 16 (40.0) 0.2081
Bite force (mean), in N
 Anterior 143.3 139.7 0.811
 Right side 313.2 337.9 0.386
 Left side 314.7 353.0 0.107
  1. N Newton, TMD Temporomandibular Disorders
  2. *-statistically significant difference at p ≤ .05