Domain International dental students International
medical
students
N = 157
Overall
N = 282
P-value
Preclinical
N = 49
Clinical
N = 76
Total
N = 125
Caries aetiology and prevention-related domain 1.48 (0.28)a 1.64 (0.28)a 1.58 (0.27)b 1.4 (0.28)b 1.48 (0.29) 0.003a
< 0.001b
Oral cancer prevention-related domain 1.18 (0.53)a 1.52 (0.56)a 1.39 (0.57)b 1.46 (0.59)b 1.43 (0.58) < 0.001a
0.198b
Attitudes towards tooth loss 0.96 (0.55)a 1.3 (0.73)a 1.17 (0.68)b 1.09 (0.66)b 1.13 (0.67) 0.002a
0.341b
Health education importance in oral
health awareness among the public
1.86 (0.5)a 1.92 (0.27)a 1.9 (0.36) 1.91 (0.37) 1.9 (0.39) 0.504a
0.121b
Oral health influence on quality of life 1.92 (0.4)a 1.92 (0.3)a 1.92 (0.39) 1.92 (0.32) 1.92 (0.35) 0.97a
0.117b

aComparison between preclinical and clinical international dental students (Mann-Whitney U test).
bComparison between international dental and medical students (Mann-Whitney U test).
N = number of students; SD = standard deviation.