TABLE 1.

Comparison of Demographics for Pediatricians Who Responded to 1998 and 2003 AAP Periodic Surveys #38 and #55

19982003
n%n%
Spend >50% time in general pediatrics6787459177
Primary employment setting
    Solo/2-physician practice1341610515
    Group/staff HMO3864535152*
    Hospital/clinic/medical school3343922733*
Practice setting
    Urban, inner city2612917624*
    Urban, non–inner city2282521028
    Suburban2682927437
    Rural159178611
Gender
    Male4695131842
    Female4564944958
Mean age, y4142*
Mean y in practice (postresidency)n/a13
  • Demographic data represent only pediatricians who provide direct patient care. HMO, health maintenance organization.

  • * P < .05, χ2 analysis comparing 1998 and 2003 analyses.

  • P < .01, χ2 analysis comparing 1998 and 2003 analyses.

  • P < .001, χ2 analysis comparing 1998 and 2003 analyses.