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Table 3 Association of practitioner and practice characteristics with agreement on the practitioners’ top three treatment recommendations

From: Concordance between practitioner questionnaire responses and observed clinical treatment recommendations for treatment of dentin hypersensitivity: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Treatment Recommendation Practitioner Characteristic Categories Agreement (%) p-value
Fluoride Age Group 27–39 69.7 0.9212
  40–49 70.6  
50–59 72.4  
60+ 76.1  
Gender Male 71.7 0.7601
Female 73.9  
Race White 71.9 0.7742
Other 74.3  
Full Time/Part Time Full 72.3 0.9964
Part 72.7  
Practice Location Type Inner city 80.0 0.9017
Urban (not inner city) 70.2  
Suburban 72.1  
Rural 73.9  
Number of Locations 1 73.5 0.6033
2+ 68.2  
OTC Potassium nitrate toothpaste Age Group 27–39 87.9 0.1647
40–49 64.7  
50–59 70.7  
60+ 71.7  
Gender Male 74.5 0.5905
Female 70.8  
Race White 72.6 0.8408
Other 74.3  
Full Time/Part Time Full 72.3 0.6240
Part 77.3  
Practice Location Type Inner city 86.7 0.2274
Urban (not inner city) 68.1  
Suburban 76.7  
Rural 60.9  
Number of Locations 1 76.2 0.0322
2+ 54.6  
Glutaraldehyde / HEMA Age Group 27–39 63.6 0.0805
40–49 73.5  
50–59 86.2  
60+ 80.4  
Gender Male 75.5 0.3543
Female 81.5  
Race White 80.0 0.1481
Other 68.6  
Full Time/Part Time Full 77.7 0.9640
Part 77.3  
Practice Location Type Inner city 60.0 0.1722
Urban (not inner city) 72.3  
Suburban 82.6  
Rural 82.6  
Number of Locations 1 78.2 0.9192
2+ 77.3  
Bonding Agents Age Group 27–39 81.8 0.6491
40–49 76.5  
50–59 79.3  
60+ 87.0  
Gender Male 79.3 0.3821
Female 84.6  
Race  
White 80.0 0.4409
Other 85.7  
Full Time/Part Time Full 80.4 0.5047
Part 86.4  
Practice Location Type Inner city 93.3 0.0776
Urban (not inner city) 70.2  
Suburban 82.6  
Rural 91.3  
Number of Locations 1 81.6 0.9833
2+ 81.8  
Sealants Age Group 27–39 21.2 0.3074
40–49 35.3  
50–59 36.2  
60+ 41.3  
Gender Male 34.0 0.8494
Female 35.4  
Race White 33.3 0.4603
Other 40.0  
Full Time/Part Time Full 33.8 0.5124
Part 40.9  
Practice Location Type Inner city 40.0 0.4393
Urban (not inner city) 34.0  
Suburban 30.2  
Rural 47.8  
Number of Locations 1 33.3 0.4852
2+ 40.9  
Restorative Treatments Age Group 27–39 75.8 0.6353
40–49 15.2  
50–59 69.0  
60+ 65.2  
Gender Male 69.8 0.7276
Female 72.3  
Race White 69.6 0.5901
Other 74.3  
Full Time/Part Time Full 68.9 0.0919
Part 86.4  
Practice Location Type Inner city 73.3 0.7303
Urban (not inner city) 76.6  
Suburban 67.4  
Rural 69.6  
Number of Locations 1 68.7 0.2089
2+ 81.8  
Oxalates Age Group 27–39 90.9 0.9588
40–49 94.1  
50–59 91.4  
60+ 91.3  
Gender Male 92.5 0.6967
Female 90.8  
Race White 90.4 0.1940
Other 97.1  
Full Time/Part Time Full 93.2 0.0689
Part 81.8  
Practice Location Type Inner city 100.0 0.2253
Urban (not inner city) 89.4  
Suburban 89.5  
Rural 100.0  
Number of Locations 1 91.8 0.8830
2+ 90.9  
No Treatment Age Group 27–39 90.9 0.3070
40–49 82.4  
50–59 93.1  
60+ 93.5  
Gender Male 89.6 0.5584
Female 92.3  
Race White 90.4 0.8485
Other 91.4  
Full Time/Part Time Full 90.5 0.9559
Part 90.9  
Practice Location Type Inner city 80.0 0.4435
Urban (not inner city) 89.4  
Suburban 93.0  
Rural 91.3  
Number of Locations 1 91.8 0.1344
2+ 81.8  
Advice Age Group 27–39 72.7 0.3679
40–49 55.9  
50–59 62.1  
60+ 54.4  
Gender Male 65.1 0.1436
Female 53.9  
Race White 60.7 0.9363
Other 60.0  
Full Time/Part Time Full 60.8 0.8776
Part 59.1  
Practice Location Type Inner city 53.3 0.0013
Urban (not inner city) 38.3  
Suburban 72.1  
Rural 69.6  
Number of Locations 1 61.2 0.8483
2+ 59.1  
Other Age Group 27–39 69.7 0.3813
40–49 64.7  
50–59 77.6  
60+ 63.0  
Gender Male 68.9 0.7930
Female 70.8  
Race White 68.2 0.4825
Other 74.3  
Full Time/Part Time Full 70.3 0.5286
Part 63.6  
Practice Location Type Inner city 60.0 0.5872
Urban (not inner city) 76.6  
Suburban 67.4  
Rural 69.6  
Number of Locations 1 67.4 0.0699
2+ 86.4