Table 1

Baseline characteristics of respondents

VariableN (%)
Age, years (mean±SD)38.0±10.6
Gender
 Female101 (49.5)
 Male103 (50.5)
Marital status
 Single74 (36.3)
 Married130 (63.7)
BMI26.6±4.7
Do you smoke?
 No158 (77.5)
 Yes46 (22.5)
Do you practice any exercise?
 No142 (69.6)
 Yes62 (30.4)
Are you right or left-handed?
 Right-handed182 (89.2)
 Left-handed22 (10.8)
Specialty
 Restorative dentistry63 (30.9)
 Endodontic dentistry26 (12.7)
 Paediatric dentistry15 (7.4)
 Periodontics12 (5.9)
 Prosthodontics24 (11.8)
 Orthodontics15 (7.4)
 Maxillofacial surgery22 (10.8)
 General practitioner27 (13.2)
Experience, years (mean±SD)13.1±10.2
Time in contact with patients/day, hours (mean±SD)7.6±1.7
Do you excessively bend and twist yourself for better access to or visibility within the oral cavity?
 No50 (24.5)
 Yes154 (75.5)
Did MSK pain cause a reduction in activity?
 No41 (20.1)
 Yes163 (79.9)
  • BMI, body mass index; MSK, musculoskeletal.