Table 3.

Unadjusted (bivariate) odds ratios (OR) for first-year dental students (n=430) expressing “high interest” in dental specialty areas, by gender and race

GenderRace
ORSignificanceORSignificance
High Interest=4 or 5 on a 5-point scale where 1=“not at all interested” and 5=“very interested.”
*Defined as “High Interest” (score of 4 or 5) in one or more specialty areas.
Endodontics0.400.0000.730.143
Periodontology0.740.1971.370.172
Prosthodontics0.720.1261.100.670
Oral Surgery0.510.0011.010.966
Pedodontics1.720.0070.800.281
Orthodontics0.830.3671.060.800
Oral Pathology0.880.6111.010.957
AEGD1.650.0221.590.038
GPR1.360.1331.190.415
High Interest*0.780.4250.550.063