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Table 1 Demographics and work characteristics of the dentists

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of dentists toward providing care to the geriatric patients

  Frequency Percentage
Gender
 Male 86 37.2
 Female 145 62.8
Time since graduation
 <  5 years 56 35.9
 5–15 years 65 41.7
 Over 15 years 35 22.4
Percentage of the patients visited in the last month in the age group over 65
  < 15% 116 72.5
 15–30% 30 18.8
  > 30% 14 8.8
Having an old father/mother
 yes 117 54.2
Relationships with their grandparents
 Close relationship 101 44.9
 Not so close 18 8
 They are not alive 106 47.1
Preference of the dentists in providing care to different age groups
 1–4 years 4 1.8
5–12 years 43 18.9
 13–18 years 46 20.3
 19–24 years 70 30.8
 25–44 years 144 63.4
 45–65 years 45 19.8
 Over 65 years 12 5.3
illingness to attend continuous training courses on geriatric dentistry
 Highly willing 34 15
 Almost willing 109 48
 Almost unwilling 65 28.6
 Highly unwilling 19 8.4