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Table 5 Percentage distribution of the final year dental students with strong interest in each career preference according to their background factors (n = 179)

From: Study motives, career choices and interest in paediatric dentistry among final year dental students in Nigeria

Career preference   Sex Age
All Men Women P > 27 yrs 27-29 yrs < 29 years P
% Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % Mean (SD)
Public oral health and research (To work as a dentist in the primary health care System; To work or study in the field of oral public health; To be a researcher in dentistry) 44.1 0.44 (0.50) 48.1 0.48 (0.50) 38.4 0.38 (0.49) 0.20 0.20 39.0 0.39 (0.49) 43.9 0.44 (0.50) 53.3 0.53 (0.50) 0.30 0.31
To be a shareholder in an incorporated practice 46.4 0.46 (0.50) 49.1 0.49 (0.50) 42.5 0.42 (0.50) 0.39 0.39 50.7 0.51 (0.50) 45.6 0.46 (0.50) 40.0 0.40 (0.50) 0.52 0.52