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Table 1 Comparisons of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of individuals with BMS and controls, Brazil, 2009-2010

From: The impact of burning mouth syndrome on health-related quality of life

  BMS Control P-value
Age (years) 64.0 (Median) 67.0 (Median) 0.75*
Women 24 (93.3%) 25 (92.5%) 1.0***
Work outside the home 9 (34.6%) 8 (29.6%) 0.69**
Systemic Diseases 25 (96.2%) 23 (85.2%) 0.35***
Medication use 24 (92.3%) 22 (81.5%) 0.42***
Antidepressive medication 10 (38.5%) 5 (18.5%) 0.11***
Antihypertensive medication 13 (50.0%) 18 (66.7%) 0.22***
Smoking 3 (11.5%) 2 (7.4%) 0.67***
Alcohol 2 (7.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0.23***
Dentures Wearers 16 (61.5%) 16 (59.3%) 0.86**
  1. * Mann-Whitney U-Test ** Chi-square Test *** Fisher Exact Test.