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Table 1 Responding primary care physicians' demographic and practice characteristics

From: Screening mammography beliefs and recommendations: a web-based survey of primary care physicians

Primary care specialty Family Physicians General Internal Medicine Obstetrics and gynaecology    
  FP IM OBG Total  
  n = 271 (41.5%) n = 232 (35.5%) n = 150 (23.0%) n = 653 P- value
Race/Ethnicity
   White 213 (79) 164 (71) 120 (81) 497 (76) 0.002
   AA 8 (3) 12 (5) 4 (3) 24 (4)  
   Hispanic 15 (6) 2 (1) 3 (2) 20 (3)  
   Asian 30 (11) 51 (22) 21 (14) 102 (16)  
   Other 5 (2) 3 (1) 1 (1) 9 (1)  
Gender
   Male 161 (59) 136 (59) 71 (47) 368 (56) 0.04
   Female 110 (41) 96 (41) 79 (53) 285 (44)  
Age in years
   25-44 103 (38) 93 (40) 48 (32) 244 (37) 0.403
   45-54 82 (30) 71 (31) 53 (36) 206 (32)  
   55-64 71 (26) 58 (25) 36 (24) 165 (25)  
   65 + 15 (6) 10 (4) 12 (8) 37 (6)  
Number of years in practice
   1~9 yrs 106 (39) 92 (40) 56 (37) 254 (39) 0.57
   10~20 yrs 103 (38) 80 (34) 49 (33) 232 (36)  
   > = 21 yrs 62 (23) 60 (26) 45 (30) 167 (26)  
US Region
North East 52 (19) 76 (33) 39 (26) 167 (26) < 0.001
   Mid West 67 (25) 55 (24) 19 (13) 141 (22)  
   South 63 (23) 58 (25) 38 (25) 159 (24)  
   West 89 (33) 43 (19) 54 (36) 186 (28)  
Percent of female patients seen per week (mean)
   New patients 21% 25% 37% 26% < 0.001
Had a mammogram (Female physicians only) n = 238
   Yes 77 (71) 68 (72) 58 (73) 203 (72)  
   No 32 (29) 27 (28) 21 (27) 80 (28)  
Personal History of breast cancer (Female physicians only) n = 282
   Yes 7 (6) 3 (3) 0 (0) 10 (4)  
   No 103 (94) 92 (97) 77 (100) 272 (96)  
Family History of breast cancer n = 472
   Yes 60 (30) 58 (37) 45 (38) 163 (35)  
   No 137 (70) 99 (63) 73 (62) 309 (65)  
Percent of time spent week *
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Patient care 83 23 78 26 79 21 80 24  
Teaching/research 10 16 15 20 12 16 12 17  
Administration 13 15 14 17 13 13 13 15  
Other 2 6 6 16 3 13 4 12  
  1. P is significant for < 0.05.
  2. * Data are presented as mean and standard deviation.