TABLE 1

Visit Characteristics of Children Diagnosed With AOM From 2002 to 2006 in US Physicians' Offices Before and After Publication of the 2004 AAP/AAFP Clinical Practice Guideline (N = 1114)

CharacteristicOverall Proportion of Visits, %Proportion of Visits Before Clinical Guideline, Jan 2002 to Jun 2004 (n = 584), %Proportion of Visits After Clinical Guideline, Jul 2004 to Dec 2006 (n = 530), %P
Gender
    Male535451.58
    Female474649
Age
    <2 y484749.58
    ≥2 y525351
Race
    White868785.41
    Nonwhite141315
Health insurance
    Private646858.06
    Medicaid/Medicare302732
    Self-pay and other7410
Physician specialty
    Pediatrics828381.69
    Family practice141414
    Other435
Geographic region
    Northeast211924.38
    Midwest232619
    South333433
    West232124
Symptoms
    Fever222419.26
    Ear pain363438.35