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Table 2 Pain severity in patients with CTTH and patients with depression

From: Cognitive performance in patients with chronic tension-type headache and its relation to neuroendocrine hormones

Variables CTTH Depression Significance
N 100 N 97 χ2 p
N % N %  
Mild 4 4% 0 0.00% NS
Discomforting 21 21% 25 25.80% NS
Distressing 34 34% 45 46.4% NS
Horrible 24 24% 24 24.70% NS
Excruciating 17 17% 3 3.10% 9.80 0.002
  1. CTTH = chronic tension-type headache, level was set at p < 0.05