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Table 5 Distribution of Mean Likert Scale scores of Periodontal residents’ responses on influencing factors for choosing Periodontal programs

From: Factors influencing international and U.S. dentists’ interest in advanced periodontal education: a pilot study

Influencing factors for choosing periodontal programs All Graduates
(n*)
US Graduates
Mean Score ± sd (n*)
International graduates mean score ± SD (n*) p value
Curriculum contents 3.91 ± 1.06 3.91 ± 1.06 4.05 ± 1.14 0.4802
Program and Faculty Member Reputation 3.93 ± 1.27 3.83 ± 1.34 4.11 ± 1.13 0.4464
Cost of Attendance 3.90 ± 1.36 4.23 ± 1.14 3.13 ± 1.55 0.0131*
Location of the Program 3.24 ± 1.63 3.56 ± 1.59 2.53 ± 1.50 0.0322*
Research Opportunities of the Program 2.64 ± 1.51 2.44 ± 1.56 3.07 ± 1.33 0.1612
  1. Wilcoxon two-sample test
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05
  3. (n*) Number of respondents vary due to non-response