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Table 6 Patients’ characteristics and perception of the total number of respondents

From: Clear aligner treatment: different perspectives between orthodontists and general dentists

  Number Percentage
Gender distribution of patients
 Equal males and females 75 40
 More males than females 10 5
 More females than males 101 54
Age of patients requesting CA
 < 18 21 11
 18–30 134 70
 31–45 139 73
 46–60 38 20
 > 60 13 7
Occupational status of patients
 Students 12 6
 Full-time employed 128 69
 Part-time employed 12 6
 Unemployed 2 1
 Retiree 3 2
 I do not know 29 16
Patients’ reasons for CA treatment request
 Information by advertising and directly asking for CA 139 73
 Information through the office marketing 59 31
 Word of mouth from friend or family member 77 40
 Suggestion of the doctor 96 50