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Table 1 Background characteristics of dental personnel in the study (n = 574)

From: Treatment decisions regarding caries and dental developmental defects in children - a questionnaire-based study among Norwegian dentists

  n %
Gender
 Female 447 77.9
 Male 127 22.1
Age
  < 30 81 14.1
 30–40 260 45.3
 41–50 122 21.3
 51–60 67 11.7
  > 60 44 7.7
Region
 East 136 23.7
 Oslo region 90 15.7
 South 50 8.7
 West 140 24.4
 Middle 73 12.7
 North 85 14.8
Year of graduation
  < 2001 189 32.9
  ≥ 2001 385 67.1
Country of graduation
 Nordic country 447 77.9
 Other 127 22.1
Full-time or part-time occupation in Public dental service (PDS)
  ≥ 50% PDS 568 99.0
 Other 6 1.0
General practitioners 553 96.3
Specialist
 Paediatric dentistry 7 1.2
 Prosthodontics 5 0.9
 Orthodontics 4 0.7
 Other 5 0.9