TABLE 1

Characteristics of Respondents and Nonrespondents to a National Survey Among Pediatricians Regarding the VFC

CharacteristicRespondents (N = 372)Nonrespondents (N = 99)P
Male sex, % (n)37 (136)33 (33).55
Setting, % (n).71
 Private practice80 (297)77 (76)
 Hospital or clinic17 (62)18 (18)
 HMO4 (13)5 (5)
Location of practice, % (n).79a
 Urban55 (203)51 (50)
 Suburban44 (165)49 (48)
 Rural1 (4)5 (5)
Region, % (n).06b
 Midwest23 (84)18 (18)
 Northeast22 (82)14 (14)
 South37 (136)38 (38)
 West19 (70)29 (29)
Decision-making, % (n).63
 Independent70 (255)68 (65)
 Larger system level30 (108)32 (31)
Age, y, mean (SD); median51 (10); 5151 (12); 50.85
No. providers in practice, mean (SD); median11 (26); 615 (51); 5.83a
  • All P values are from χ2 tests except when noted. HMO, health maintenance organization.

  • a Fisher’s exact test.

  • b Wilcoxon rank test.