TABLE 1

Description of Respondents: AAP's Periodic Survey of Fellows Grouped According to Survey Year (2002 and 2009)

Periodic Survey 53 (2002)Periodic Survey 74 (2009)P
All respondents, N894927
Eligible pediatricians for analysis, n (%)a646 (72.3)628 (67.7)
Female gender, n (%)373 (57.8)377 (60.0).41
Age, mean (SD), y41.7 (10.4)44.4 (11.3)
Post residency status, n (%)525 (81.4)533 (84.9).09
Practice location, n (%).48
    Inner city131 (20.7)140 (22.8)
    Urban, not inner city174 (27.5)146 (23.7)
    Suburban251 (39.7)251 (40.8)
    Rural77 (12.2)78 (12.7)
Practice type, n (%).83
    Solo or 2-person197 (16.4)100 (17.7)
    Group/staff HMO322 (54.6)300 (53.2)
    Hospital/clinic/medical school171 (29.0)164 (29.1)
Region, n (%).46
    Northeast174 (26.9)145 (23.1)
    Midwest148 (22.9)148 (23.6)
    South213 (33.0)219 (34.9)
    West111 (17.2)116 (18.5)
≥50% time spent in general pediatrics, n (%)584 (90.4)571 (90.9).75
Ethnicity, n (%)
    White, non-HispanicNA439 (71.6)
    Asian/Pacific IslanderNA98 (16.0)
    HispanicNA34 (5.5)
    BlackNA28 (4.6)
    American IndianNA0 (0.0)
    OtherNA14 (2.3)
  • HMO indicates health maintenance organization; NA, not available.

  • a Respondents were eligible for analysis if they practiced general pediatrics ≥10% of the time and spent <1% of their time in a developmentally oriented subspecialty.