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Table 1 Norwegian and Finnish dentists’ background characteristics by use of stainless-steel crowns in their clinical practice

From: Stainless-steel crowns in children: Norwegian and Finnish dentists’ knowledge, practice and challenges

  Norway
n = 574
Finland
n = 765
Background characteristics Total
N
SSC users
n = 69
% (n)
Non-users
n = 505
% (n)
Total
N
SSC users
n = 99
% (n)
Non-users
n = 666
% (n)
Gender
 Female 447 11.0 (49) 89.0 (398) 618 12.9 (80) 87.1 (538)
 Male 127 15.7 (20) 84.3 (107) 147 12.9 (19) 87.1 (128)
Age
 < 30 81 6.2 (5) 93.8 (76) 81 9.9 (8) 90.1 (73)
 ≥ 30 493 13.0 (64) 87.0 (429) 684 13.3 (91) 86.7 (593)
Country of graduation
 Nordic countries 447 12.3 (55) 87.7 (392) 724 13.0 (94) 87.0 (630)
 Other countries 127 11.0 (14) 89.0 (113) 41 12.2 (5) 87.8 (36)
Year of graduation
 < 2000 (Finland)/ < 2001 (Norway) 189 17.5 (33) 82.5 (156) 454 10.8 (49) 89.2 (405)
 ≥ 2000 (Finland)/ ≥ 2001 (Norway) 385 9.4 (36) 90.6 (349) 311 16.1 (50) 83.9 (261)
Main working sector (> 50%)
 Public health care 568 12.0 (68) 88.0 (500) 578 14.2 (82) 85.8 (496)
 Other (private, university) 6 16.7 (1) 83.3 (5) 187 9.1 (17) 90.9 (170)
Speciality
 No (general dentist) 553 11.0 (61) 89.0 (492) 710 10.6 (75) 89.4 (635)
 Paediatric dentistry 7 100 (7) 10 100 (10)
 Prosthetic dentistry 5 20.0 (1) 80.0 (4) 13 38.5 (5) 61.5 (8)
 Orthodontics 4 100.0 (4) 10 20.0 (2) 80.0 (8)
 Other 5 100.0 (5) 22 31.8 (7) 68.2 (15)