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Table 1

Awareness and Agreement of the Inclusion of Dental Hygienists in the Category of Medical Personnel

 Variable N (%) Awareness Awareness route Agreement



Yes Symposium Association media Dental newspapers Etc. Yes
Total 387 (100) 304 (78.6) 21 (5.4) 148 (38.2) 80 (20.7) 55 (14.2) 328 (84.8)
 DH 259 (66.9) 244 (94.2) 16 (6.2) 136 (52.5) 50 (19.3) 42 (16.2) 246 (95.0)
 Dr. 128 (33.1) 60 (46.9) 5 (3.9) 12 (9.4) 30 (23.4) 13 (10.2) 82 (64.1)
 p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Occupation group age (y)
 DH
  ≤25 95 (36.7) 90 (94.7) 6 (6.3) 48 (50.5) 15 (15.8) 21 (22.1) 93 (97.9)
  26~35 135 (52.1) 128 (94.8) 7 (5.2) 74 (54.8) 28 (20.7) 19 (14.1) 125 (92.6)
  ≥36 29 (11.2) 26 (89.7) 3 (10.3) 14 (48.3) 7 (24.1) 2 (6.9) 28 (96.6)
  p-value 0.538 0.476 0.178
 Dr.
  ≤35 49 (38.3) 16 (32.7) 0 (0.0) 3 (6.1) 7 (14.3) 6 (12.2) 47 (95.9)
  36~45 30 (23.4) 17 (56.7) 0 (0.0) 4 (13.3) 10 (33.3) 3 (10.0) 18 (60.0)
  ≥46 49 (38.3) 27 (55.1) 5 (10.2) 5 (10.2) 13 (26.5) 4 (8.2) 17 (34.7)
  p-value 0.039 0.045 0.001

Values are presented as n (%).

p-value obtained from chi-square test or t-test or ANOVA.

DH: dental hygienist, Dr.: dentist.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2018;18:340-8 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2018.18.6.340
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