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Table 2 The perceived degree of knowledge in the five types of Orofacial pain

From: Self-perceived competence of dental students regarding the management of orofacial pain: a cross-sectional study

Orofacial Pain Type Variables Limited knowledge N (%) Not sure
N (%)
Knowledgeable
N (%)
P-value
TMD pain Third-year
Fourth-year
61 (40)
45 (35)
9 (6)
3 (2)
82 (54)
80 (63)
0.182
Public sector
Private sector
51 (44)
55 (33)
8 (7.0)
4 (3)
56 (49)
106 (64)
0.016
Primary headache Third-year
Fourth-year
67 (44)
51 (40)
22 (15)
9 (7)
63 (41)
68 (53)
0.055
Public sector
Private sector
43 (37)
75 (45)
17 (15)
14 (9)
55 (48)
76 (46)
0.172
Neuropathic pain Third-year
Fourth-year
81 (53)
45 (35)
21 (14)
18 (14)
50 (33)
65 (51)
0.005
Public sector
Private sector
51 (44)
75 (46)
12 (10)
27 (16)
52 (46)
63 (38)
0.280
Intraoral pain Third-year
Fourth-year
50 (33)
32 (25)
8 (5)
4 (3)
94 (62)
92 (72)
0.195
Public sector
Private sector
31 (27)
51 (31)
4 (3)
8 (5)
80 (70)
106 (64)
0.623
Psychogenic pain Third-year
Fourth-year
78 (51)
52 (41)
35 (23)
28 (22)
39 (26)
48 (37)
0.087
Public sector
Private sector
51 (44)
79 (48)
18 (16)
45 (27)
46 (40)
41 (25)
0.010