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Table 6 Percentage distribution of final year students by their opinion about paediatric dental practice (n = 179)

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

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9
Useful for the community 1.7 1.1 1.7 3.4 2.8 7.8 68.7 12.9
Prestigious 5.6 3.4 4.5 7.8 5.6 12.3 45.3 15.6
Essential 4.5 - 2.8 3.9 1.7 11.2 59.8 16.2
Efficient 3.9 1.7 0.6 5.0 6.2 19.0 48.6 15.1
Scientific 4.5 1.1 1.1 7.3 10.1 14.5 46.9 14.5
Attractive 4.5 2.8 3.9 7.8 10.6 16.2 38.0 16.2
Valuable service 2.8 - - 7.8 7.8 17.3 49.2 15.1
Simple 9.5 3.9 5.0 12.3 15.6 10.6 26.8 16.2
Not costly 14.0 2.8 6.7 17.3 14.5 7.8 21.2 15.6
Good use of dentist’s time 3.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 8.4 12.3 44.1 18.4
  1. 1 = negative opinion; 7 = positive opinion; 9 = no response.