TABLE 1

Characteristics of Respondents Who Were Aware or Unaware of the Choking Game

CharacteristicOverall (N = 163)Aware (N = 111)Unaware (N = 52)
Age, mean ± SD, y40.1 ± 11.040.2 ± 11.539.8 ± 10.0
Time in practice, n (%)
    <10 y98 (60.1)67 (60.4)31 (59.6)
    10–19 y29 (17.8)18 (16.2)11 (21.1)
    ≥20 y36 (22.1)26 (23.4)10 (19.2)
Level of training, n (%)
    Resident/fellow50 (30.7)37 (33.3)13 (25.0)
    Faculty member/attending physician113 (69.3)74 (66.7)39 (75.0)
Specialty, n (%)a
    Family practice48 (29.5)28 (25.2)20 (38.5)
    General pediatrics84 (51.5)66 (59.5)18 (34.6)
    Pediatrics subspecialty31 (19.0)17 (15.3)14 (26.9)
Type of training hospital, n (%)
    Rural or community30 (18.4)19 (17.1)11 (21.2)
    Academic133 (81.6)92 (82.9)41 (78.9)
Size of residency class, n (%)
    Small (<10)52 (31.9)33 (29.7)19 (36.5)
    Medium (10–19)46 (28.2)28 (25.2)18 (34.6)
    Large (≥20)63 (39.9)50 (45.1)15 (28.9)
  • a P = .004, general pediatricians versus other specialties.