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Table 1 Characteristics of NSW ANC providers

From: What do antenatal care providers understand and do about oral health care during pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey in New South Wales, Australia

  GPs
No. (%)
O&Gs
No. (%)
Midwives
No. (%)
Total
No. (%)
Age (Years) (Mean ± SDa) 50.7 ± 10.0 49.3 ± 12.5 49.5 ± 9.6 49.8 ± 10.3
Gender
 Male 29 (23.4%) 29 (40.3%) 0 (0%) 58 (14.9%)
 Female 95 (76.6%) 43 (59.7%) 193 (100.0%) 331 (85.1%)
Work Sector
 Private Setting 113 (91.1%) 33 (45.8%) 14 (7.3%) 160 (41.1%)
 Public Setting 11 (8.8%) 39 (54.2%) 179 (92.7%) 229 (58.9%)
Hours worked per week (Mean ± SD) 35.3 ± 14.2 47.8 ± 14.5 31.8 ± 10.3 36.0 ± 13.9
Location of practice     
 Sydney & surrounding areas 106 (89.1%) 60 (81.1%) 156 (85.7%) 322 (88.2%)
 Regional NSW 13 (10.9% 4 (5.4%) 26 (14.3%) 43 (11.8%)
Education – Highest Qualification
 Bachelors degree 32 (26.2%) 15 (20.8%) 47 (25.1%) 94 (24.7%)
 Postgraduate diploma 57 (46.7%) 25 (34.7%) 81 (43.3%) 163 (42.8%)
 Masters degree 23 (18.9%) 19 (26.4% 56 (29.9%) 98 (25.7%)
 Doctorate degree 10 (8.2%) 13 (18.1%) 3 (1.6%) 26 (6.8%)
Years of experience (Mean ± SD) 22.1 ± 10.8 17.6 ± 12.7 19.9 ± 10.4 20.2 ± 11.1
Number of pregnant women encountered each week with oral health problems
 None 55 (45.8%) 25 (34.2%) 68 (37.0%) 148 (39.3%)
 1–5 53 (44.2%) 39 (53.4%) 95 (51.6%) 187 (49.6%)
 6–10 3 (2.5%) 3 (4.1%) 5 (2.7%) 11 (2.9%)
  > 10 9 (7.5%) 6 (8.2%) 16 (8.7%) 31 (8.2%)
Number of dental referrals given to pregnant women each week
 None 80 (65.6%) 43 (58.9%) 149 (78.4%) 272 (70.6%)
 1–5 40 (32.8%) 29 (39.7%) 38 (20.0%) 107 (27.8%)
 6–10 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.4%) 0 (0%) 2 (0.5%)
  > 10 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 3 (1.6%) 4 (1.0%)
Have you received formal education/training on ‘oral health care during pregnancy’
 Yes 2 (1.6%) 5 (6.8%) 9 (4.7%) 16 (4.1%)
 No 120 (98.4%) 68 (93.2%) 184 (95.3%) 372 (95.9%)
Do you have any information/brochures on ‘oral health during pregnancy’ in your practice
 Yes 11 (9.0%) 6 (8.3%) 47 (24.7%) 64 (16.7%)
 No 111 (91.0%) 66 (91.7%) 143 (75.3%) 320 (83.3%)
  1. aSD: Standard deviation