Table 2: Caregivers’ and investigators’ reporting of children’s dental pain.

Questions to caregivers
VariablesHealthy children
(%)
Children with ID
(%)

value

Do you think your child has dental pain?No12 (22.6)6 (20.7)0.04
Yes41 (77.4)23 (79.3)0.84

How frequent is your child’s dental pain?Never12 (22.6)7 (24.1) 0.3
Occasionally27 (50.9)13 (44.8) 0.86
Always14 (26.4)9 (31)

How severe is your child’s dental pain?*Mean ± SD 0.35
Median450.73

When does pain mostly occur?During meals29 (70.7)14 (66.7)
During daytime1 (2.4)00.76
At night5 (12.2)3 (14.3)0.86
Multiple occasions6 (14.6)4 (19)

Questions to investigators
VariablesHealthy children
(%)
Children with ID
(%)

value

Do you think this child has dental pain? No5 (9.4)1 (3.1) 0.4
Yes48 (90.6)31 (96.9)

How severe is this child’s dental pain? ††Mean ± SD 0.78
Median770.43

*Mann-Whitney U test used for comparison.
Fisher exact test used for comparison.
††t-test used for comparison.