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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and correlations for the 21 items for participants (excluding healthy controls) in the item generation and discriminant analysis component of the study (n = 38; group 1)

From: Development and validation of the Newcastle laryngeal hypersensitivity questionnaire

  Mean SD Correlation with abnormal sensation Correlation with irritation Correlation with phlegm Correlation with tickle
Abnormal sensation 3.7 1.9   0.6 0.2 0.4
Phlegm and mucous in throat 3.3 1.8 0.2 0.3   0.5
Pain 5.8 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3
Sensation of something stuck 4.2 1.9 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.4
Blocked 4.8 1.9 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.4
Dry 4.3 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4
Tight 4.4 1.9 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.4
Irritation 3.3 1.6 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.5
Pushing chest 5.4 1.5 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
Pressing throat 5.2 1.9 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.1
Constriction 4.4 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3
Food catches 5.2 1.6 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2
Tickle 3.6 1.7 0.4 0.5 0.5  
Itch 5.3 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.6
Tingling 5.8 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5
Pins and needles 6.8 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Hot burning 6.3 1.2 0.2 0.1 −0.1 0.1
Numbness 6.8 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4
Electric shock 6.9 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1
Shooting 6.8 0.5 0.1 −0.1 −0.1 0.0
Freezing 7.0 0.2 −0.1 −0.3 −0.2 −0.1