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Table 1 Demographics, Characteristics of Visits to the Primary Care Office, and Preventive Services Usage

From: Predictors of colorectal cancer screening in diverse primary care practices

Characteristic N = 981 (%)
Demographics and Health Habits from Patient Survey
Age  
   64–74 years 61
   75 + years 39
Race  
   Caucasian 92
   African American 8
Gender  
   Female 51
Marital status  
   Never married 5
   Married 54
   Widowed 33
   Divorced/separated 9
Employed 15
Household income  
   <$10,000 18
   $10,000–19,999 39
   $20,000–39,999 29
    ≥$40,000 14
Stratum  
   Rural 30
   Suburban 45
   Veterans Affairs 20
   Inner city 5
Smoking status  
   Smoker 11
   Quitter 50
   Never smoker 39
Characteristics of Visits to Primary Care Office from Medical Records
Visits/year to primary care officea (n)  
   < 2 35
   2 – 3 26
   3 – 4 26
   ≥5 13
Visits to identified primary care providerb  
   0 – 25% 8
   26 – 50% 12
   51 – 75% 19
   76 – 100% 62
Preventive Health Service Usage from Medical Records
Annual influenza vaccine (up to 4 seasons) 17
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine 64
Tetanus toxoid 33
Mammogram among women (n = 500)  
   None 11
   <1 year 59
   ≥1 year 30
  1. aVisits/year was a continuous variable which was grouped as <2, 2-<3, 3-<5 and ≥5, but given simplified labels in the Table.
  2. bVisits to identified primary care provider was a continuous variable which was grouped as 0-<26%, 26%-<50%, 50%-<75% and ≥75%, but given simplified labels in the Table.