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Table 2 Sex differences in the sensations evoked by thermal grill stimulation (20/40 °C)

From: Sex differences in thermal detection and thermal pain threshold and the thermal grill illusion: a psychophysical study in young volunteers

  ♀ (N = 78) ♂ (N = 58)
Sensation N % N %
Warm/heat 78 100.0 58 100.0
Cold 72 92.3 54 93.1
Unpleasantness 54 69.2 30 51.7*
Pain 30 38.5 11 19.0*
Burning 39 50.0 18 32.8*
Stinging 10 12.8 10 17.2
Prickling 9 11.5 12 20.7
  1. Significant differences between sexes are marked by asterisks (Mann Whitney U test)