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Table 1 Pain sensitivity

From: Pain sensitivity in men who have never experienced a headache: an observer blinded case control study

  Headache free
(n = 47)
Controls
(n = 52)
P-value
Quantitative sensory testing
 Cold pain threshold hand (°C) 1.1 (0.0–9.0) 1.9 (0.0–7.2) 0.81
 Cold pain threshold forehead (°C) 4.6 (0.0–8.4) 5.1 (0.9–9.7) 0.38
 Heat pain threshold hand (°C) 49.1 (46.8–50.4) 48.8 (46.8–50.2) 0.49
 Heat pain threshold forehead (°C) 48.3 (47.5–49.5) 48.2 (46.6–49.5) 0.43
Pericranial tenderness
 Total tenderness score 9.6 (7.0–13.0) 10.4 (7.8–13.9) 0.70
 Cephalic tenderness score 6.0 (4.4–7.9) 6.4 (4.8–8.4) 0.72
 Neck tenderness score 3.7 (2.6–5.1) 4.1 (2.9–5.4) 0.67
Cold pressor test
 Verbal rating score 5.8 (5.1–6.4) 5.4 (4.8–6.1) 0.45
 Time (min) 10.0 (4.8–10.0) 10.0 (3.8–10.0) 0.75