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Table 2 The attitude of the dental professionals towards tropical infectious diseases and oral health (classification)

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

Content of questionnaire Gender Education background Professional identity Professional title Tropics working experience
Male
(121)
Female
(115)
p value Post-graduate
(174)
Graduate
(54)
Junior
(8)
p value Doctor
(211)
Nurse
(25)
p value Senior
(26)
Intermediate
(126)
Junior
(84)
p value Yes
(24)
No
(212)
p value
Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No
Focus on tropical infectious diseases and oral health 51/70
42.1%
36/79
31.3%
0.08 63/111
36.2%
22/32
40.7%
2/6
25.0%
0.65 78/13335.3% 9/16
36.0%
0.98 11/15
42.3%
44/82
34.9%
32/52
38.1%
0.74 14/10
58.3%
73/13934.4% 0.02*
Study on tropical infectious diseases and oral health systematically 34/87
28.1%
22/93
19.1%
0.11 44/130
25.3%
12/42
22.2%
0/8
0%
0.25 49/162
22.2%
7/18
28.0%
0.82 7/19
26.9%
32/94
25.4%
17/67
20.2%
0.64 10/14
41.7%
46/166
21.7%
0.03*
If working in non-tropics, it is necessary to learn about infectious diseases and oral health systematically. § 97/24
80.2%
94/21
81.7%
0.76 135/39
77.6%
48/6
88.9%
6/2
75.0%
0.07 169/42
76.5%
22/3
88.0%
0.44 23/3
88.5%
101/25
80.2%
67/17
79.8%
0.58 23/1
95.8%
168/44
79.2%
0.09
If working in tropics, it is necessary to learn about infectious diseases and oral health systematically. # 117/4
96.7%
110/5
95.7%
0.68 168/6
96.6%
52/2
96.3%
7/1
87.5%
0.43 204/7
92.3%
23/2
92.0%
0.26 25/1
96.2%
120/6
95.2%
82/2
97.6%
0.67 24/0
100%
203/9
95.8%
0.64
Identification of oral lesions is helpful to the management of tropical infectious diseases 106/15
87.6%
96/19
83.5%
0.37 149/25
85.6%
47/7
87.0%
6/2
75.0%
0.66 179/32
81.0%
23/2
92.0%
0.30 23/3
88.5%
106/20
84.1%
73/11
86.9%
0.26 21/3
87.5%
181/31
85.4%
0.37
  1. Item “*”, p < 0.05. Item “”: p value of three sub-groups comparison, there was no difference between any two sub-groups. Item “#” compared with item “§”, p < 0.05