Table 8.

Percent responses to selected reasons for pursuing dentistry as a career by race/ethnicity

Service to Own Race/Ethnic GroupService to Vulnerable and Low-Income Populations
Somewhat HighHighSomewhat HighHigh
Native American17.1%17.1%28.6%22.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander21.6%16.2%32.1%23.8%
Black/African American25.9%43.1%22.4%41.4%
Hispanic/Latino25.8%28.3%30.6%31.1%
White7.3%8.2%21.1%15.0%