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Table 1 Provider characteristics

From: Access to Oral health care: a focus on dental caries treatment provision in Enugu Nigeria

VariablesTotal f (%)Public facility f (%)Private facility f (%)X2 (P-value)
Geographical location12.745 (0.001)
 Urban15 (28.8)9 (17.3)6 (11.5)
 Rural37 (71.2)36 (67.3)1 (1.9)
 Total52 (100.0)45 (86.5)7 (13.5)
Facility type16.654 (0.000)
 Tertiary Hospital35 (67.3)35 (67.3)0 (0.0)
 *Rural Health Centre1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
 Dental clinic16 (30.8)9 (17.3)7 (13.5)
 Total52 (100.0)45 (86.5)7 (13.5)
Cadre of Respondents1.378 (0.711)
 Doctor1 (1.9)1 (1.9)0 (0.0)
 Dentist31 (59.6)28 (53.8)3 (5.8)
 Dental nurse4 (7.7)3 (5.8)1 (1.9)
 Dental Therapist16 (30.8)13 (25.0)3 (5.8)
 Total52 (100.0)45 (86.5)7 (13.5)
Highest education level2.245 (0.523)
 Diploma20 (38.5)16 (30.8)4 (7.7)
 Bachelor of Dental Surg26 (50.0)24 (46.2)2 (3.8)
 Master’s degree4 (7.7)3 (5.8)1 (1.9)
 Post-grad. Fellowship2 (3.8)2 (3.8)0 (0.0)
 Total52 (100.0)45 (86.5)7 (13.5)
  1. *Public oral facility in the rural area comprises respondents in both tertiary and primary health facilities