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Table 2 Relationship between clinical diagnosis and pain scores using VAS

From: Assessment of pain among a group of Nigerian dental patients

Diagnosis VAS Grading Total, n (%) X2 P value
No pain, n (%) Mild, n (%) Moderate, n (%) Severe, n (%)
Acute pulpitis 0 (0.0) 2 (3.8) 28 (52.8) 23 (43.4) 53 (100.0) 10.45 0.015
Acute apical pericoronitis 0 (0.0) 4 (4.9) 40 (49.4) 37 (45.7) 81 (100.0) 17.60 0.001
Pericoronitis 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 10 (66.7) 5 (33.3) 15 (100.0) 7.40 0.060
Chronic marginal gingivitis 7 (25.9) 3 (11.1) 11 (40.7) 6 (22.2) 27 (100.0) 14.76 0.002
Chronic pulpitis 1 (4.0) 7 (28.0) 6 (24.0 11 (44.0) 25 (100.0) 10.16 0.017
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