Table 1

Demographic and Practice Characteristics of Responding Pediatric Dentists

Characteristic

%

N


Age (years) (N = 858)

≤ 39

31

264

40–49

32

277

≥ 50

37

317

Gender (N = 872)

Male

75

651

Female

25

221

Ethnic Group (N = 868)

White

86

750

Asian/Pacific Islander

6

51

Latino

3

30

African American

2

17

Other

2

16

Native American

1

4

Dental School Graduation Year (N = 862)

Prior to 1975

35

304

1975–1985

34

294

After 1985

31

264

Type of Practice (N = 440)

Solo

53

233

Group

43

191

Other

4

16

Setting of Practice (N = 815)

Private

89

724

Other*

11

91

Location of Practice (N = 865)

Urban (pop. ≥ 300,000)

44

376

Suburban (> 2,500 but < 300,000)

55

477

Rural (≤ 2,500)

1

12

Number of Days Worked per Week (N = 799)

1 – 3

16

129

4

44

353

5

37

292

6

3

25

Number of AdolescentPatients per Day (N = 850)

< 10

48

408

10–20

42

353

21–30

7

62

31–40

2

17

> 40

1

10


* Other practice setting included 6% (46) academic, 3% (20) hospital, 1% (10) military, and 1% (10) public health.

adolescents were defined as 11–17 years old

Gansky et al. BMC Oral Health 2007 7:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-7-13

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