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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