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Table 3 Comfort level related to diagnosing the different 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 Uncomfortable
N (%)
Neither
N (%)
Comfortable
N (%)
P-value
TMD pain Third-year
Fourth-year
27 (18)
11 (9)
26 (27)
28 (22)
99 (65)
89 (69)
0.070
Public sector
Private sector
21 (18)
17 (10)
25 (22)
29 (18)
69 (60)
119 (72)
0.072
Primary headache Third-year
Fourth-year
22 (14)
12 (9.4)
51 (34)
40 (31.3)
79 (52)
76 (59.4)
0.318
Public sector
Private sector
15 (13)
19 (12)
38 (33)
53 (32)
62 (54)
93 (56)
0.895
Neuropathic pain Third-year
Fourth-year
34 (22)
24 (19)
55 (36)
50 (39)
63 (42)
54 (42)
0.740
Public sector
Private sector
25 (22)
33 (20)
42 (36)
63 (38)
48 (41)
69 (42)
0.928
Intraoral pain Third-year
Fourth-year
16 (11)
9 (7)
32 (21)
20 (16)
104 (68)
99 (77)
0.245
Public sector
Private sector
8 (7)
17 (11)
20 (17)
32 (19)
87 (76)
116 (70)
0.532
Psychogenic pain Third-year
Fourth-year
33 (21)
23 (18)
71 (47)
59 (46)
48 (32)
46 (36)
0.642
Public sector
Private sector
20 (17)
36 (22)
50 (44)
80 (48)
45 (39)
49 (30)
0.243