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Table 5 Predictors of willingness of dentist to treat suspected Covid-19 patient

From: Knowledge of dentists, dental auxiliaries, and students regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey

Factors

Willingness of dentist

Odd ratio

p value

Yes

(n = 251)

No

(n = 756)

OR (95% CI)

Sig

Gender (Female)

129 (51.4)

409 (54.1)

1.12 (0.84–1.48)

0.456

Age (20 to < 30 years)

130 (51.8)

373 (49.3)

1.07 (0.73–1.55)

0.738

Age (30 to < 40 years)

71 (28.3)

230 (30.4)

0.94 (0.62–1.43)

0.788

Age (40 to < 50 years)

34 (13.5)

98 (13.0)

1.19 (0.60–2.35)

0.612

Age (> 50 years)

16 (6.4)

55 (7.3)

Dental student

52 (20.7)

145 (19.3)

1.70 (0.91–3.18)

0.095

Dental intern

15 (6.0)

61 (8.1)

1.17 (0.53–2.55)

0.697

Dental assistant

44 (17.5)*

109 (14.5)

1.92 (1.01–3.65)

0.047*

Dental hygienist

14 (17.5)*

22 (2.9)

3.02 (1.28–7.14)

0.012*

General dentist

48 (19.1)

132 (17.5)

1.73 (0.92–3.25)

0.090

Specialist/consultant

62 (24.7)

208 (27.6)

1.42 (0.77–2.60)

0.263

Postgraduate resident

16 (6.4)

76 (10.1)

Academic sector

90 (36.0)

244 (32.4)

1.34 (0.90–2.01)

0.153

Government sector

113 (45.2)

337 (44.8)

1.22 (0.83–1.80)

0.314

Hospital setup

164 (65.3)

475 (62.9)

1.11 (0.82–1.50)

0.489

  1. *Indicates statistical significance