TABLE 1

Physician and Practice Characteristics

Physician and Practice CharacteristicsRespondents, %Nonrespondents, %
Pediatricians, (n = 364)FP, (n = 218)Pediatricians, (n = 78)FP, (n = 169)
Female gender6450*6535*
Setting
 Private practice77707775
 Hospital or clinic21241821
 HMO1655
Location
 Urban, inner-city15361437
 Urban, not inner-city75527758
 Rural101295
Region
 Midwest2029*1826*
 Northeast23172316
 South33293941
 West24252117
Age, mean ± SD, y49.3 ± 10.753.5 ± 9.749.3 ± 10.652.1 ± 10.3
Administer HPV vaccine in the office
 To female patients9987
 To male patients9881
Proportion of 11- to 18-year-old patients
 <10%244
 10%–29%2250
 30%–49%675
  ≥50%91
Proportion of patients with Medicaid or CHIP
 <10%2338
 10%–24%2128
 25%–49%2022
  ≥50%3512
Proportion of Hispanic/Latino patients
 <10%4262
 10% to 24%2823
  ≥25%3015
Proportion of black/African-American patients
 <10%4064
 10% to 24%3622
  ≥25%2414
  • CHIP, Children's Health Insurance Program; HMO, health maintenance organization. *P ≤ .05 for comparison between responders and nonresponders. A dash indicates that data are not available.