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Table 1 The comparison of gender and mean age of study participants, nonrespondents, and municipal dental practitioners in Finland

From: Enhancing implementation of tobacco use prevention and cessation counselling guideline among dental providers: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Participants Nonrespondents Total Municipal dentists
  Dentists (n = 54) Hygienists (n = 19) Dentists (n = 19) Hygienists (n = 3) Dentists (n = 73) Hygienists (n = 22) Dentists* (n = 2,002)
Female (%) 81.5 100 68.4 100 78.1 100 77.4
Mean age, years (SD) 48.7 (9.1) 37.3 (9.5) 51.1 (9.3) 46.7 (16.7) 48.9 (9.5) 38.6 (10.7) 49.5 (8.7)
  1. *Finnish Dental Association statistics 2010. No national data available for dental hygienists.