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Symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in the population: an epidemiological study.

  title={Symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in the population: an epidemiological study.},
  author={Daniela Aparecida de Godoi Gonçalves and Amaury L. Dal Fabbro and Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos and Marcelo Eduardo Bigal and Jos{\'e} Geraldo Speciali},
  journal={Journal of orofacial pain},
  volume={24 3},
AIMS To estimate the prevalence of symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) as a function of age and gender, in a representative urban sample from the Brazilian population. METHODS A total of 1,230 inhabitants (51.5% women) aged 15 to 65 years were interviewed by a validated phone survey. Sample size had been previously calculated. TMD symptoms were assessed through five questions, as recommended by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, in an attempt to identify possible TMD. Data were… 

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