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Table 4 Percentage distribution of Parafunctional habits according to gender

From: Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders and oral parafunctions in urban Saudi arabian adolescents: a research report

Parafunction Females n = 230 (%) Males n = 155 (%) Total 385% P-Value*
Lip/cheek biting 45.8 15.6 41 **
Nail biting 28.5 33.3 29 ns
Bruxism 6.7 12.1 7.4 ns
Thumb sucking 9 0 7.8 ns
  1. ns: non significant
  2. ** p < 0.001