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Table 3 Comparison of VAS score in different areas of oral cavity by gender using Mann–Whitney test

From: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of different methods on pain management during orthodontic debonding

Areas of oral cavity Median VAS score (minimum, maximum) p value
Male Female
Upper right 5 (0,25) 10 (0, 40) 0.185
Upper front 10 (0, 50) 20 (0, 60) 0.018*
Upper left 5 (0, 20) 10 (0, 35) 0.362
Upper Total 6.67 (0,30) 11.67 (0,36.67) 0.06
Lower right 10 (0, 30) 10 (0, 60) 0.542
Lower front 20 (5, 50) 20 (0, 70) 0.474
Lower left 10 (0, 40) 10 (0, 30) 0.467
Lower Total 13.33 (1.67, 30) 13.33 (0, 50) 0.767
Total 10 (0.83, 30) 13.33 (0.83, 43.33) 0.241
  1. *p < 0.05 = Statistically significant