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Table 1 Survey on postoperative-advices from dentists

From: A survey on the disposal of blood-contaminated tampon after dental extraction

Question First (n = 142) Second (n = 138) χ2 P
Do you provide patients with verbal postoperative-advices after dental extraction or other oral surgeries?
 Yes 142 (100.00 %) 138 (100.00 %) / >0.05
 No 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)   
Besides the verbal postoperative-advices, do you provide patients with a postoperative-advice sheet after dental extraction or other oral surgeries?
 Yes 98 (69.01 %) 115 (83.33 %) 7.8834 <0.01
 No 44 (30.99 %) 23 (16.67 %)   
Besides the postoperative-advices, do you provide patients with extra tampon to control the postoperative bleeding after surgeries?
 Yes 86 (60.56 %) 96 (69.57 %) 0.5982 >0.05
 No 46 (32.39 %) 42 (30.43 %)   
Do the postoperative-advices provide information on how to dispose of blood-contaminated tampon?
 Yes 4 (2.82 %) 65 (47.10 %) 73.9092 <0.01
 No 138 (97.18 %) 73 (52.90 %)   
Do you give special postoperative-advices regarding the disposal of tampon to patients with blood-transmitted diseases, such as hepatitis, AIDS and so on?
 Yes 2 (1.41 %) 34 (24.64 %) 33.7057 <0.01
 No 140 (98.59 %) 104 (75.36 %)   
Do you provide patients with self-sealing plastic bag for disposal of tampon?
 Yes 142 (100.00 %) 136 (98.55 %) 0.5329 >0.05
 No 0 (0.00 %) 2 (1.45 %)