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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents (N = 952)

From: Use of global coronary heart disease risk assessment in practice: a cross-sectional survey of a sample of U.S. physicians

  All Family physicians (n = 390) General Internists (n = 272) Cardiologists (n = 290) P- value*
  % % % %  
% Male 73.6 57.8 74.6 94.3 < 0.001
Years in Practice      < 0.001
   > 20 63.1 40.2 70.2 88.0  
   10-19 18.8 26.0 19.9 8.0  
   < 10 18.1 33.9 9.9 4.0  
Region of country      0.003
   Northeast 23.7 18.3 25.7 29.3  
   South 33.2 34.3 33.6 31.4  
   Midwest 24.2 24.5 24.2 23.9  
   West 18.9 22.9 16.6 15.4  
Time spent in office based care      < 0.001
   > 75% 56.5 71.0 63.5 30.3  
   51-74% 14.7 9.5 11.1 25.1  
   50% 8.5 5.6 6.6 14.3  
   25-49% 10.2 9.0 6.6 15.3  
   < 25% 10.0 4.9 12.2 15.0  
Practice setting      < 0.001
   Solo Practice 12.5 9.7 14.8 14.1  
   Small Group (2-9 clinicians) 32.0 36.7 32.6 25.2  
   Large Single Specialty group (10+ clinicians) 11.8 9.7 4.8 21.0  
   Large multi-specialty group (10+ clinicians) 13.9 13.9 18.5 9.7  
   Academic group 20.6 21.8 17.0 22.4  
   Other 9.2 8.2 12.2 7.6  
Use of electronic medical records 59.2 59.4 58.2 59.9 0.91
Computers in exam rooms 55.5 56.8 54.1 55.2 0.78
Internet connection for computers in exam rooms 94.1 92.7 95.9 94.3 0.46
Use personal digital assistant or smartphone 47.4 61.5 36.9 38.1 < 0.001
  1. *Overall P-values based on Pearson's Chi square test of significance or Kruskal-Wallis test between specialty groups