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Table 2 Responses on study variable for early/late responders

From: Evaluation of the Total Design Method in a survey of Japanese dentists

Variables N Early responders Late Responders p
Mean age (SD) 223 45.6 (9.8) 45.6 (10.9) NS
% female 223 9.5 7.4 NS
Mean months in practice (SD) 220 163 (117) 172 (129) NS
Practice satisfaction (% dissatisfied) 215 24.7 22.6 NS
Busyness (%not busy enough) 220 28.7 30.2 NS
Practice location (% patients from rural areas) 212 28.7 29.2 NS
Patient visits/day (mean, SD) 212 34.5 (25.6) 32.2 (26.2) NS
Postgraduate training (%no) 215 25.5 15.1 0.08
Total hrs CDE/12 mos (Mean, SD) 197 29.2 (58.7) 17.5 (24.9) 0.05
Employment status (% non owner) 219 15.7 13.2 NS
>1 practice location 214 4.9 7.8 NS
Annual gross income before expense/taxes (% less than ¥30,000,000 194 23.0 34.8 NS
Year of graduation (mean, SD) 212 1981 (10.7) 1981 (11.7) NS