TABLE 1

Characteristics of Survey Respondents

CharacteristicPediatricians (N = 349)Family Physicians (N = 331)
Year of medical school graduation, mediana19851987
Male, %5156
Location of practice, %b
    Urban, inner city4425
    Urban, non–inner city/suburban4447
    Rural1328
Type of practice, %
    Private practice8680
    Community- or hospital-based1217
    Managed-care organization22
Estimated proportion of patients with public health insurance, %b
    <10%3348
    10%–24%2626
    25%–49%2317
    ≥50%1710
Participates in federal VFC program, %b8158
Proportion of patients 11–18 y of age, %b
    <10%851
    10%–24%4644
    ≥25%465
Estimated no. of gynecologic examinations performed for women <18 y of age in average month, %b
    <18236
    1–41041
    ≥5723
  • Column percentages do not always total 100% because of rounding. VFC indicates Vaccines for Children.

  • a P < .05 for comparison between pediatricians and family physicians.

  • b P < .01 for comparison between pediatricians and family physicians.