Table 5: Association between dental treatment needs and caregivers’ ability to recognize presence of pain.

Does child have pain (question to caregiver)?
Type of subjectChild’s dental treatment needsNoYesTotalKendall’s tau-b
value
(%) (%)

Healthy childrenNon/simple0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Moderate4 (33.3)2 (4.9)6 (11.3)0.38
Complex8 (66.7)39 (95.1)47 (88.7)0.06
Total12 (100)41 (100)53 (100)

Children with IDNon/simple3 (50)0 (0)3 (10.3)
Moderate2 (33.3)1 (4.3)3 (10.3)0.79
Complex1 (16.7)22 (95.7)23 (79.3)0.003*
Total6 (100)23 (100)29 (100)

*Statistically significant at α = 0.05.