Table 4

Demographic characteristics of U.S. dental hygiene student population, 2011–12 and 2012–13

Variable2011–122012–13
Age in years
 23 and under46.3%46.4%
 24–2932.2%30.5%
 30–3410.5%11.1%
 35–395.0%5.0%
 40 and over4.0%3.9%
 Unknown2.0%3.0%
Gender
 Male4.0%4.2%
 Female96.0%95.8%
Job and/or family care responsibilities
 Yes57.7%58.7%
 No42.3%41.3%
  • Source of data: American Dental Association. Survey of allied dental education, 2011–12 and 2012–13. Chicago: American Dental Association, 2013 and 2014.