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Table 2 Baseline descriptive statistics of four treatment groups

From: Comparative efficacy of BioMin-F, Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief and Sensodyne Rapid Action in relieving dentin hypersensitivity: a randomized controlled trial

Baseline characteristics Group A Group B Group C Group D p value
Age (mean ± SD) 33.2 ± 8.8 34.4 ± 8.4 35.6 ± 9.6 33.1 ± 9.1 0.620¥
Gender n (%) 0.824α
 Male 11 (34.3) 11 (34.3) 14 (43.7) 11 (34.3)
 Female 21 (65.6) 21 (65.6) 18 (56.2) 21 (65.6)
Baseline mean scores for SCASS 2.46 ± 0.50 2.46 ± 0.50 2.46 ± 0.50 2.46 ± 0.50 > 0.99¥
Baseline mean scores for VAS with mechanical stimulus 6.75 ± 0.91 6.70 ± 1.03 6.70 ± 1.17 6.70 ± 1.03 0.998>
Baseline mean scores for VAS with water jet stimulus 6.70 ± 0.80 6.70 ± 0.80 6.70 ± 0.80 6.70 ± 0.80 0.624>
  1. Group A received BioMin F™. Group B received Colgate Sensitive Pro relief™. Group C received Sensodyne Rapid Action™. Group D received Colgate Total™
  2. SD standard deviation, SCASS Schiff cold air sensitivity scale, VAS visual analogue scale
  3. ¥One way ANOVA; αChi-square test; >Mann–Whitney test; p values were considered significant at 0.05