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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Characteristics of referring dentist, referred patients and teeth depending on referring letter

Variable Referring letter P
Presence(N = 768) Absence(N = 403)
Primary reasons for referral Apical radiolucency 42 (5.5) 37 (9.2) < 0.001
Procedural error 11 (1.4) 2 (0.5)
Persistent clinical symptom (pain, swelling, and sinus tract) 311 (40.5) 133 (33.0)
Difficult tooth anatomy 84 (10.9) 49 (12.2)
Endodontic surgery 22 (2.9) 6 (1.5)
Management of trauma 14 (1.8) 5 (1.2)
Physical condition of patient 29 (3.8) 27 (6.7)
Failure to make a proper diagnosis 102 (13.3) 93 (23.1)
Blockage of canal space 122 (15.9) 40 (9.9)
Anesthetic problem 5 (0.7) 3 (0.7)
Others 26 (3.4) 8 (2.0)
Radioopaque canal filling Absence 524 (68.2) 287 (71.2) 0.293
Presence 244 (31.8) 116 (28.8)
Spontaneous pain Absence 557 (72.5) 284 (70.5) 0.458
Presence 211 (27.5) 119 (29.5)
Biting pain Absence 246 (32.0) 156 (38.7) 0.022
Presence 522 (68.0) 247 (61.3)
Sex Male 316 (41.1) 183 (45.4) 0.161
Female 452 (58.9) 220 (54.6)
Age* 43.12± 17.01 42.41± 17.07 0.052
The time taken from referral to actual visit (day)* 9.59± 31.93 6.46± 13.10 0.068
Graduation year of referring dentist* 1999.29± 9.48 1993.15± 9.26 0.001
: mean± standard deviation.
J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci 2019;35:143-52 https://doi.org/10.14368/jdras.2019.35.3.143
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