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Table 2 Frequency distribution of symptoms and signs reported by the subjects with TMD

From: Evaluation of temporomandibular disorders among dental students of Saudi Arabia using Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD): a cross-sectional study

Variable Categories Present f (%)
Overall prevalence of TMD (at least one TMD) 91 (36.99)
Symptoms* Pain in Jaw, temple, in the ear or in front of ear 70 (76.92)
Headache 17 (18.68)
Joint noise 28 (30.76)
Jaw locking 5 (5.49)
Signs** Familiar pain 64 (70.32)
Familiar headache 15 (16.48)
Mandibular movement pattern 59 (64.83)
Restricted mandibular movements 4 (4.39)
Joint Noise 17 (18.68)
Muscle tenderness 54 (59.34)
Joint tenderness 13 (14.28)
  1. *Data derived from the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) DC/TMD symptom Questionnaire
  2. **Data derived from the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) DC/TMD clinical examination form