TABLE 1

Demographics of Sample

Characteristicsn (%) (N = 1968)
Practice type
    Pediatricians1153 (58.6)
    Family practice532 (27.0)
    Otolaryngologists58 (2.9)
    Neonatologists53 (2.7)
    Residents34 (1.7)
    OB/GYN9 (.5)
    Other specialists68 (3.8)
    Unknown56 (2.8)
Physician gender
    Male972 (49.4)
    Female854 (43.4)
    Unknown142 (7.2)
Practice location
    Metropolitan area1122 (57.0)
    Small town433 (22.0)
    Rural community239 (12.1)
    Unknown174 (8.8)
Practice setting
    Private/community clinic1486 (75.6)
    Hospital setting205 (10.4)
    Medical school/university115 (5.8)
    Other70 (3.6)
    Unknown73 (3.7)
Experience with pediatric population, y
    0–10 (mean: 5.6; SD: 2.87)699 (40.2)
    11–20 (mean: 16.2; SD: 3.1)496 (28.6)
    21–30 (mean: 25.7; SD: 2.8)391 (22.5)
    31+ (mean: 37.4; SD: 5.7)152 (8.7)
    Unknown230
  • OB/GYN indicates obstetrician/gynecologist.