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Table 4 Time interval before presentation and reason for seeking treatment by patient’s age

From: Pattern of traumatised anterior teeth among adult Nigerians and complications from late presentation

  ≤20
n (%)
21–30
n (%)
31–40
n (%)
41–50
n (%)
51–60
n (%)
61–70
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Time interval between injury and presentation in the hospital
<1 month 9 (64.3) 53 (54.1) 2 (7.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 64 (39.3)
1–12 months 4 (28.6) 8 (8.2) 3 (11.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 15 (9.2)
1–3 years 1 (7.1) 5 (5.1) 1 (3.8) 3 (42.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 10 (6.1)
4–7 years 0 (0.0) 3 (3.0) 4 (15.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (4.3)
8–12 years 0 (0.0) 15 (15.3) 12 (46.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 27 (16.6)
>12 years 0 (0.0) 14 (14.3) 4 (15.4) 4 (57.1) 16 (100.0) 2 (100.0) 40 (24.5)
Total 14 (100.0) 98 (100.0) 26 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 16 (100.0) 2 (100.0) 163 (100.0)
Reasons for seeking treatment
Pain 7 (50.0) 30 (30.6) 7 (26.9) 1 (14.3) 10 (62.5) 1 (50.0) 56 (34.4)
Swelling 0 (0.0) 5 (5.1) 2 (7.7) 2 (28.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (5.5)
Aesthetic 6 (42.9) 53 (54.1) 14 (53.8) 3 (42.9) 4 (25.0) 1 (50.0) 81 (49.7)
Tooth mobility 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0) 2 (7.7) 1 (14.3) 2 (12.5) 0 (0.0) 6 (3.7)
Sensitivity 1 (7.1) 7 (7.1) 1 (3.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (5.5)
Pus discharge 0 (0.0) 2 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2)
Total 14 (100.0) 98 (100.0) 26 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 16 (100.0) 2 (100.0) 163 (100.0)