Table 2.

Pediatricians' Characteristics and Relationship With Smoking Counseling Practice

Pediatrician CharacteristicsPatient Group
Children/Adolescents
Who Do Not Smoke
Children/Adolescents Who Do SmokeParents
(%)P ValueMean (SD)P ValueMean (SD)P Value
Gender.88.38.44
 FemaleAll51.74.893.40
Most28.1(1.97)(1.74)
Some/none20.2
 MaleAll54.84.653.16
Most25.2(1.74)(2.15)
Some/none20.0
Age group.24.77.93
 <40All54.24.673.30
Most22.2(1.82)(1.81)
Some/none23.6
 40–49All44.44.653.14
Most35.2(1.81)(1.56)
Some/none20.4
 50+All62.94.873.23
Most21.0(1.83)(2.60)
Some/none16.1
Subspecialty.66.37.63
 NoAll53.64.753.18
Most26.8(1.74)(2.03)
Some/none19.6
 YesAll47.54.493.34
Most27.9(2.01)(1.94)
Some/none24.6
Practice setting.21.15.12
 Solo practice/partnershipAll66.04.913.66
Most20.0(1.56)(2.31)
Some/none14.0
 Single or multispecialtyAll46.44.412.70
Most29.0(1.83)(1.57)
Some/none24.6
 HospitalAll48.74.613.53
Most27.0(2.15)(2.34)
Some/none24.3
 HMOAll65.44.523.26
Most19.2(1.27)(1.93)
Some/none15.4
 Community health centerAll36.45.503.57
Most45.2(2.28)(2.01)
Some/none18.2
Community involvement.39.0001.0001
 NoneAll51.04.382.85
Most27.2(1.66)(1.83)
Some/none21.9
 Some or extensiveAll61.25.754.38
Most24.5(2.10)(2.02)
Some/none14.3
Previous training.63.003.0001
 NoAll53.04.593.03
Most27.0(1.81)(1.83)
Some/none20.0
 YesAll55.65.955.28
Most33.3(2.02)(2.41)
Some/none11.1