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Table 1 Dependent and independent variables of the study

From: Factors associated with the inclusion of oral health technicians into the public health service in Brazil

Contextual dimensions Variables Categories Reference year Data sources Rationale for categorization
Dependent variable Entry of OHT into the public service Yes
No
2015 Search database Based on the results of the research “Evaluation of the impact of training of Oral Health Technicians in the public health network in the state of Minas Gerais” [22].
Independent variables Health services organization Population coverage of FHT < 100% 2011 DAB Ideally the coverage should be 100% [29].
= 100% 2014
Population coverage of DHT < 70% 2011 DAB Median of the state of Minas Gerais
≥ 70% 2014
DHT/FHT ratio < 70% 2011 DAB Median of the state of Minas Gerais
≥ 70% 2014
Presence of DHT modality II Yes 2011 DATASUS Has or does not have OHT
No 2014
Proportion of dentists per 1 000 inhabitants < 0.67 2011 DATASUS Calculation for 1 000 inhabitants, based on the recommendation of the old Ordinance n° 1 101 of the dentist for at least 1 500 inhabitants [30].
≥ 0.67 2014
Oral health indicators Indicator of coverage of the first dental programmatic consultation < 15% 2011 DATASUS National reference value of the Basic Attention Pact [32].
≥ 15% 2014
Indicator of coverage of the collective action of supervised dental brushing < 3.5% 2011 DATASUS National reference value of the Basic Attention Pact [32].
≥ 3.5% 2014
Sociodemographic variables MHDI < 0.731 2010 IBGE HDI value of the state of Minas Gerais [33].
≥ 0.731
Gini index < 0.5634 2010 DATASUS Median of the state of Minas Gerais
≥ 0.5634
Population size < 10.000 2010 IBGE 44.54% of the municipalities of Minas Gerais have less than 10 000 inhabitants [34].
≥ 10.000