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Table 3 Changes in secondary health outcomes between baseline and follow-up stages, by treatment groups

From: Impact of treating dental caries on schoolchildren’s anthropometric, dental, satisfaction and appetite outcomes: a randomized controlled trial

Secondary health outcomes Early treatment (Test)n = 42 Regular treatment (Controls)n = 44 P
Dental pain    
Improved 7 11 <0.001
No change 35 22  
Worsen 0 11  
Dental Sepsis    
Improved 9 9 0.005
No change 33 26  
Worsen 0 9  
Satisfaction    
Improved 14 5 0.01
No change 27 32  
Worsen 1 7  
Child’s appetite    
Improved 20 10 0.01
No change 19 22  
Worsen 3 12