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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and underlying comorbidities among dentists, general population, and other HCPs

From: Risk for cervical herniated intervertebral disc in dentists: a nationwide population-based study

  Dentists (n = 10,930) General population (n = 10,930) Other HCPs (n = 73,718) p-value*
Age (years) 43.7 ± 11.3 43.7 ± 11.3 42.5 ± 12.2 > 0.999
Age (years)
  ≤ 34 2943 (26.9) 2943 (26.9) 23,142 (31.4) > 0.999
 35–59 7092 (64.9) 7092 (64.9) 44,307 (60.1)  
  ≥ 60 895 (8.2) 895 (8.2) 6269 (8.5)  
Sex
 Male 8276 (75.7) 8276 (75.7) 45,739 (62.1)  
 Female 2654 (24.3) 2654 (24.3) 27,979 (38.0) > 0.999
Comorbidity
 HTN 1957 (17.9) 1757 (16.1) 12,132 (16.5) < 0.001
 Hyperlipidemia 1562 (14.3) 1236 (11.3) 10,208 (13.9) < 0.001
 Liver disease 1166 (10.7) 1101 (10.1) 7350 (10.0) 0.149
 Mental disorder 898 (8.2) 1209 (11.1) 9033 (12.3) < 0.001
 DM 796 (7.3) 876 (8.0) 4440 (6.0) 0.042
 CAD 581 (5.3) 523 (4.8) 3235 (4.4) 0.073
 COPD 483 (4.4) 641 (5.9) 5203 (7.1) < 0.001
 Malignancy 240 (2.2) 308 (2.8) 1921 (2.6) 0.003
 Stroke 197 (1.8) 295 (2.7) 1411 (1.9) < 0.001
 Renal disease 128 (1.2) 186 (1.7) 894 (1.2) 0.001
  1. *Comparison between dentists and general population. Data are number (%) or mean ± SD. HCP health care provider, HTN hypertension, DM diabetes mellitus, CAD coronary artery disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease