TABLE 1.

Physician and Practice Characteristics of AAP Periodic Survey Respondents

CharacteristicProvide Primary Care in Nursery (n = 490)
Physician
 Mean age (SD)43 (9)
 Gender (% female)51
 Mean years in pediatric practice (SD)13 (9)
 Ethnicity (%)
  Hispanic or Latino6
  Not Hispanic or Latino94
 Race (%)
  White79
  Asian14
  Black2
  Other<5
Practice
 Insurance status of patients (mean %)*
  Private insurance69
  Public insurance (Medicaid, SCHIP or other)25
  Uninsured4
 Community (%)
  Urban, inner city10
  Urban, not inner city22
  Suburban54
  Rural14
 Setting (%)
  Self-employed solo or 2-physician practice21
  Pediatric group practice45
  Multispecialty group practice19
  HMO or community health center5
  Hospital, medical school, or parent university7
  Other3
  • SD indicates standard deviation.

  • * Two percent of respondents did not know patients’ insurance sources.