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Table 1 Opinions of the participants regarding the occupational risks of infectious diseases (%)

From: Can "presumed consent" justify the duty to treat infectious diseases? An analysis

   Physicians (n:101) Dentists (n:129)
1 When I entered the faculty I knew that I would be at an increased risk for exposure to infectious diseases because of my chosen profession. 63.4* 48.8
2 I might not have chosen this profession, if these risks had been thoroughly explained to me before I entered the faculty. 1.0 4.7
3 I did not know that I would be at an increased risk for exposure to infectious disease when I entered the faculty. However, I later learned of these risks during my education and training. 16.8 30.2*
4 I might not have chosen this profession, if these risks had been thoroughly explained to me during my education and training. 1.0 3.1
5 I only came to understand what kind of risks I would be exposed to when I started to work after graduation. 7.9 5.4
  1. * p < 0.05