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Table 2 Summary of participant demographic characteristics

From: To fill or not to fill: a qualitative cross-country study on dentists’ decisions in managing non-cavitated proximal caries lesions

Country Sex Mean (range) years of experience* Location of practice Type of practice Case mix (reimbursement scheme)
USA––Michigan (n = 20) 5 female
15 male
20 (1–42) 19 urban
1 rural
12 group
5 sole
3 unknown
6 private only
12 mixed
1 insurer
1 not disclosed
New Zealand (n = 12) 5 female
7 male
26 (6–47) 9 urban
3 rural
9 group
3 sole
All fee for service
Germany (n = 12) 7 female
5 male
18 (1–41) 8 urban
4 rural
9 group
3 sole
Predominantly statutory health insurance
Total (n = 44) 17 female
27 male
22 (1–47)* 36 urban
8 rural
30 group
11 sole
3 unknown
 
  1. *Excluding two participants whose experience had not been recorded