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Table 1 Participation rates and demographics

From: Nepalese dental hygiene and dental students’ career choice motivation and plans after graduation: a descriptive cross-sectional comparison

  DH/CDS students DEN students Total students
N = 171a    
Number of students per year 1st 48 (56 %) 1st 3 (4 %)  
2nd 23 (27 %) 2nd 45 (52 %)
3rd 14 (17 %) 3rd 11 (12 %)
  4th 2 (2 %)
5th + 24 (30 %)
Response rate - N = 200 85 86 171 (86 %)
Gender ♂ 16 (19 %) ♂ 8 (9 %) ♂ 24 (14 %)
♀ 69 (81 %) ♀ 77 (90 %) ♀ 147 (86 %)
Age (mean, years) 18.9 20.7 19.8
Caste/ethnicity:b    
Didn’t answer 23 (26 %) 26 (30 %) 49 (29 %)
Newar (5.4 %) 14 (16 %) 21 (24 %) 35 (21 %)
Brahmin (12.5 %) 8 (9 %) 15 (17 %) 23 (13 %)
Chhetri (15.5 %) 6 (7 %) 14 (16 %) 20 (12 %)
Other 9 (11 %) 4 (5 %) 13 (7 %)
Gurung 9 (11 %) 1 (1 %) 10 (6 %)
Magar (7 %) 6 (7 %) 3 (4 %) 9 (5 %)
Mongolian 6 (7 %) 1 (1 %) 7 (4 %)
Tamang (5.5 %) 4 (5 %) 0 (0 %) 4 (2 %)
Tharu (6.6 %) 1 (1 %) 1 (1 %) 2 (1 %)
  DH/CDS Students DEN Students   P
Highest level education parents:     < .001c
Bachelor or higher 12 (14 %) 51 (60 %)   
Self-reported financial problems 44 (26 %) 34 (20 %)   0.27c
Borrowing money for study 33 (19 %) 32 (19 %)   0.85c
Diploma or less 73 (86 %) 30 (35 %)   
  1. aValid cases range from 163 to 171 (due to missing cases i.e. unanswered constructs)b2001 census
  2. cFisher's exact test