TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Survey Respondents (n = 982)

Sex
 Male48%
 Female52%
Age
 Mean43.2 y
 <43 y52%
 43 y or greater48%
Practice setting
 Solo or 2-physician practice13%
 Group practice39%
 Staff model HMO2%
 Hospital/clinic/medical school practice36%
 Other10%
Practice type
 General pediatrics (50% or more time in general pediatrics)68%
 Subspecialty (<50% time in general pediatrics)32%
Practice location
 Suburban34%
 Urban, not inner-city30%
 Urban, inner-city24%
 Rural13%
  • HMO indicates health maintenance organization.