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Table 7 Mean ratings of importance of reasons for never or rarely calculating patients' global CHD risk, amongst 'non-users', rated 0-5* (N = 492)

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†
It is too time consuming 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.3 0.02
I do not find it useful in practice 2.2 1.9 2.0 2.9 < 0.0001
I am not familiar enough with how to use the risk calculation 2.0 2.3 2.3 1.3 < 0.0001
There are no easy to use tools available for obtaining the calculation 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.5 0.01
There are no accurate tools available for obtaining the calculation 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2 0.51
I do not think that the calculated heart disease risk is valid for my patient population 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4 0.13
  1. CHD = coronary heart disease
  2. * "0" is the lowest importance level (not important at all), and "5" is the highest importance level (extremely important)
  3. †Overall P-value based on analysis of variance test for significance between specialty groups