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Table 1 Characteristics of dental hygienists

From: Musculoskeletal disorders and symptom severity among Australian dental hygienists

  Mean SD %
Age (years) 36.5 9.5  
Height (cm) 165.7 9.0  
Weight (kg) 65.6 14.3  
Years working as a dental hygienist 11.8 9.7  
Days working per week 3.6 1.2  
Hours per week    
 <8    7.3
 9-16    10.2
 17-24    16.8
 25-32    26.9
 >32    38.7
Patients per day 11.3 9.0  
Appointment time per patient (minutes) 45.4 12.4  
Type of practice*    
 General Private    77.1
 Orthodontics    19.2
 General Public    13.3
 Periodontics    7.2
 Paedodontics    2.0
 Other    2.2
  1. *May total >100%, as some respondents work at multiple practices.