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Table 2

Legitimacy and Grounds for Legitimacy of the Inclusion of Dental Hygienists in the Category of Medical Personnel

 Variable Legitimacy Grounds for legitimacy


Yes Compatibility of work Professionalism of the job Compatibility of the curriculum Similarity in medical system
Total 286/387 (73.9) 3.88±0.13 4.18±0.94 3.96±0.00 4.02±0.07
 Dental hygienist 220/259 (84.9) 4.06±0.10 4.53±0.65 4.27±0.82 4.23±0.98
 Dentist 66/128 (51.6) 3.52±0.11 3.49±0.05 3.35±0.05 3.59±0.11
 p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Occupation group age (y)
 Dental hygienist
  ≤25 81 (85.3) 4.09±0.05 4.54±0.63 4.25±0.93 4.27±0.92
  26~35 112 (83.0) 4.01±0.13 4.49±0.67 4.25±0.73 4.21±0.02
  ≥36 27 (93.1) 4.14±0.13 4.66±0.61 4.38±0.86 4.17±0.97
  p-value 0.126 0.793 0.447 0.737 0.835
 Dentist
  ≤35 36 (73.5) 4.08±0.64a 3.96±0.71a 3.90±0.68a 4.04±0.89a
  36~45 16 (53.3) 3.63±0.16a 3.73±0.94a 3.43±0.17a 3.67±0.12a
  ≥46 14 (28.6) 2.90±0.14b 2.88±0.11b 2.76±0.99b 3.08±0.12b
  p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001

Values are presented as n (%).

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

The same characters are not significant by Scheffe test at α=0.05 (a>b).

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