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Table 3 Percentage of respondents aware of CHD risk assessment tools who agree with the given statements regarding global CHD risk assessment (N = 873)

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 General Internists Cardiologists P- value*
  % % % %  
I find global CHD risk calculation useful (n = 834) 83.8 85.6 80.9 84.0 0.33
Global CHD risk calculation wastes time (n = 811) 18.7 17.1 18.3 21.4 0.40
Global CHD risk calculation improves patient care (n = 825) 80.9 82.8 80.6 78.5 0.41
Global CHD risk calculation leads to better decisions about whether or not to recommend therapies to prevent heart disease events (n = 819) 81.1 82.8 82.8 77.3 0.19
Global CHD risk calculation increases the likelihood that I will recommend risk-reducing therapies to prevent heart disease
(n = 809)
71.2 73.5 73.7 65.9 0.08
  1. CHD = coronary heart disease
  2. *Overall p-values based on Pearson's chi squared test for significance between specialty groups