Table 1

Demographic and professional characteristics of study sample (N=152)

VariableMean (SD)/Percentage
Age (years)46.52 (12.97)
Professional experience (years)16.99 (13.60)
Gender (% women)39.4%
Race/ethnicity
 White69.0%
 Asian11.8%
 Hispanic7.2%
 Black6.6%
 Other5.3%
Dental specialty (n=76)
 General dentistry68.4%
 Operative dentistry7.9%
 Periodontics5.3%
 Endodontics3.9%
 Orthodontics3.9%
 Pediatrics3.9%
 Other/not specified6.7%
Medical specialty (n=76)
 Internal medicine25.0%
 Primary care19.7%
 Surgery13.2%
 Anesthesiology7.9%
 Obstetrics/gynecology6.6%
 Emergency medicine3.9%
 Neurology3.9%
 Psychiatry2.6%
 Cardiology1.3%
 Geriatrics1.3%
 Family medicine1.3%
 Orthopedics1.3%
 Pediatrics1.3%
 Other/not specified10.7%