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Table 2 Participant characteristics at baseline

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

  Dentists (n = 54) Dental hygienists (n = 19) p value* Total (n = 73)
Response rate (%) 74.0 86.4 .27 76.8
Years practised (SD) 22.4 (9.1) 10.2 (7.6) <.001 19.2 (10.2)
Mean clinical hours per week (SD) 28.0 (7.4) 31.1 (8.2.) .14 28.8 (7.7)
Tobacco use (%)     
   Never 72.2 21.1 <.001 58.9
   Gave up 1 to 12 months ago 3.7 0 .40 2.7
   Occasional 1.9 10.5 .10 4.1
   Regular 3.7 5.3 .71 4.1
Received undergraduate education on tobacco use prevention or cessation counselling (%) 24.1 84.2 <.001 39.7
Received continuing education on tobacco use prevention or cessation counselling (%) 37.0 31.6 .67 35.6
  1. *p values calculated using chi-square and t-tests.