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Table 1 Differences in delegation rate by patient socio-demography

From: Dental skill mix: a cross-sectional analysis of delegation practices between dental and dental hygiene-therapy students involved in team training in the South of England

  Row total No delegation   Delegation   P value
   n % n %  
Delegation Overall 2,063 929 45.0 1,134 55.0  
Gender       
Female 926 419 45.2 507 54.8 0.447
Male 1,137 510 44.9 627 55.1  
Payment status (adults only; n = 1,740)       
Non-exempt 1,569 793 50.5 776 49.5  
Exempt 171 83 48.5 88 51.5 0.630
Age groups       
Under 18 years 282 41 14.5 241 85.5 0.001*
Working age (18–64 years) 1,567 789 50.4 778 49.6  
Over 64 years 214 99 46.3 207 53.7  
Quintiles of deprivation based on patient population (n = 2,043)       
Most deprived 1 445 200 44.9 245 55.1 0.988
2 423 192 45.4 231 54.6  
3 483 222 46.0 261 54.0  
4 450 199 44.2 251 55.8  
Least deprived 5 241 108 44.6 134 55.4  
Smoking cessation signposting (adults only; n = 541)       
No 196 145 74.0 51 26.0 0.001*
Yes 345 191 55.4 154 44.6  
  1. *Statistically significant differences in bold*; n = 2,063 unless otherwise stated.