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Table 1

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

 VariableN (%)AwarenessAwareness routeAgreement



YesSymposiumAssociation mediaDental newspapersEtc.Yes
Total387 (100)304 (78.6)21 (5.4)148 (38.2)80 (20.7)55 (14.2)328 (84.8)
 DH259 (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
  ≤2595 (36.7)90 (94.7)6 (6.3)48 (50.5)15 (15.8)21 (22.1)93 (97.9)
  26~35135 (52.1)128 (94.8)7 (5.2)74 (54.8)28 (20.7)19 (14.1)125 (92.6)
  ≥3629 (11.2)26 (89.7)3 (10.3)14 (48.3)7 (24.1)2 (6.9)28 (96.6)
  p-value0.5380.4760.178
 Dr.
  ≤3549 (38.3)16 (32.7)0 (0.0)3 (6.1)7 (14.3)6 (12.2)47 (95.9)
  36~4530 (23.4)17 (56.7)0 (0.0)4 (13.3)10 (33.3)3 (10.0)18 (60.0)
  ≥4649 (38.3)27 (55.1)5 (10.2)5 (10.2)13 (26.5)4 (8.2)17 (34.7)
  p-value0.0390.0450.001

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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