Table 2

Knowledge scores (mean, SD) in the three domains among the physicians (n = 220) by their background characteristics
Pediatric knowledge Dental knowledge Medical knowledge Total knowledge
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Gender
Female 5.5 (1.7) 5.6 (1.5) 7.2 (2.6) 18.2 (4.6)
Male 5.1 (1.6) 5.7 (1.5) 7.4 (2.5) 18.1 (4.1)
p-value 0.180 0.939 0.741 0.934
Age
24-41-year-olds 5.3 (1.9) 5.4 (1.6) 7.2 (2.7) 17.7 (5.0)
42-59-year-olds 5.5 (1.4) 5.9 (1.2) 7.3 (2.6) 18.6 (3.4)
p-value 0.423 0.010 0.959 0.149
Working Region
Affluent 5.5 (1.5) 5.9 (1.4) 7.4 (2.7) 18.6 (4.2)
Non-Affluent 5.4 (1.7) 5.6 (1.5) 7.3 (2.5) 18.0 (4.6)
p-value 0.723 0.196 0.761 0.340
Working profile
Public 5.3 (1.8) 5.6 (1.5) 7.0 (2.5) 17.6 (4.5)
Public+Private 5.6 (1.4) 6.0 (1.1) 8.0 (2.6) 19.5 (3.8)
p-value 0.395 0.018 0.012 0.005
Total Score 5.4 (1.7) 5.7 (1.5) 7.3 (2.6) 18.2 (4.5)

Statistical analyses by T-test.

Rabiei et al.

Rabiei et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:855   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-855

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