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Table 1 Participants’ demographic information and attitudes and awareness toward medical-dental collaboration

From: Attitude toward and awareness of medical-dental collaboration among medical and dental students in a university in Indonesia

Item (N = 1137 respondents) n (%)
Demographic information
Curriculum
 Medicine 579 (51)
 Dentistry 558 (49)
Year of study
 Year 1–3 721 (63)
 Year 4–5 416 (37)
Age, years
  ≤ 20 754 (66)
  > 21 383 (34)
Gender
 Male 332 (29)
 Female 805 (71)
Having a family physician
 Yes 230 (20)
 No 907 (80)
Last dental check-up
  < 1 year 406 (36)
  ≥ 1 year 21 (2)
 No regular dental check-up 710 (62)
Attitude and awareness
Dentist is a profession similar to medical practitioners
 Yes 1,113 (98)
 No 24 (2)
Oral health is an integral part of general health  
 Yes 1,100 (97)
 No 37 (3)
Dentists should be included in electronic health record system
 Yes 1,101 (97)
 No 36 (3)
Medical-dental collaboration enhances quality of patient care
 Yes 1,085 (95)
 No 52 (5)
Dentist is responsible to advise patients on systemic health
 Yes 980 (86)
 No 157 (14)
Physician is responsible to advise patients on oral health
 Yes 1,042 (92)
 No 95 (8)
Dental students should have a rotation in medicine
 Yes 766 (67)
 No 371 (33)
Medical students should have a rotation in dentistry
 Yes 752 (66)
 No 385 (34)
Aware of any collaboration between dentistry and medicine
 Yes 979 (86)
 No 158 (14)