TABLE 1

Demographics of Respondents Eligible for Inclusion in Analysis

CharacteristicTotal No. (%) (n = 948)aNo. (%) of Pediatricians (n = 423 [45%])No. (%) of Family Physicians (n = 525 [55%])
Maleb573 (60)205 (48)368 (70)
Current practice situation
    Full-timeb745 (79)309 (73)436 (83)
    Part-time162 (17)100 (24)62 (12)
    Urgent/acute care41 (4)14 (3)27 (5)
Practice location
    Urban, inner cityb95 (10)65 (15)30 (6)
    Urban, non–inner cityb174 (18)96 (23)78 (15)
    Suburb428 (45)210 (50)218 (42)
    Ruralb216 (23)41 (10)175 (33)
    Otherc19 (2)5 (1)14 (3)
Practice setting
    Solo/2-person practiceb233 (25)86 (20)147 (28)
    Group practice (>2 clinicians)530 (56)242 (57)288 (55)
    Staff model health maintenance organization33 (3)20 (5)13 (2)
    Community health center/public health clinic42 (4)19 (5)23 (4)
    Hospital outpatient clinic, nonacademic39 (4)14 (3)25 (5)
    Hospital outpatient clinic, academic55 (6)35 (8)20 (4)
    Otherc14 (1)6 (1)8 (2)
Median years in practice (range)d13 (1–50)13 (1–50)14 (1–42)
  • Eligible respondents indicated that they provide primary or acute care and had been in practice ≥1 year.

  • a Note that there were missing responses for some questions (eg, practice location, practice setting), so total responses did not always equal total number of respondents.

  • b P < .01, comparing pediatricians and family physicians by collapsing into 2 categories for comparisons (eg, full-time versus not, urban versus not, rural versus not, solo/2-person versus not).

  • c Other practice locations indicated by respondents: military base, college campus, small town; other practice settings indicated by respondents: military clinic, campus clinic, multispecialty clinic.

  • d There was no significant difference in median years in practice between pediatricians and family physicians by the Kruskall-Wallis test.