Table 1.

Numbers and Increases in Clinically Active General Pediatricians in the United States by Gender, Medical School Graduation, and Location From 1981 to 1996

Characteristic1981 (%)1996 (%)Change
(% Increase)
Men14 575 (74)19 053 (56)+4478 (31)
Women5164 (26)15 047 (44)+9883 (191)
US graduates14 638 (74)23 743 (70)+9105 (62)
International
graduates
5101 (26)10 357 (30)+5256 (103)
Urban location*17 331 (88.5)31 128 (91.9)+13 797 (80)
Rural location*2257 (11.5)2740 (8.1)+483 (21)
Total pediatricians19 73934 100+14 361 (73)
  • * Location data missing for 151 participants in 1981 and 232 participants in 1996.