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Table 1 The attitude of the dental professionals towards tropical infectious diseases and oral health

From: Investigation of the understanding on tropical infectious diseases and oral health among dental professionals in China

Content of questionnaire Yes No Positive rate Negative rate
Focus on tropical infectious diseases and oral health 87 149 36.9% 63.1%
Study on tropical infectious diseases and oral health systematically 60 176 25.4% 74.6%
If working in non-tropics, it is necessary to learn about infectious diseases and oral health systematically.§ 188 48 79.7% 20.3%
If working in tropics, it is necessary to learn about infectious diseases and oral health systematically.# 227 9 96.2% 3.8%
Identification of oral lesions is helpful to the management of tropical infectious diseases 202 34 85.6% 14.4%
  1. Item “#” compared with item “§”, p < 0.05