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Table 1 Sample characteristics and frequency of delivery of preventive services

From: Estimated time spent on preventive services by primary care physicians

  Preventive Chronic
Variable Visits Visits
  n = 2,977 n = 8,513
  n (weighted %) n (weighted %)
Covariates   
Age (mean, SD) 41.3 (23.5) 56.9 (19.0)
Gender   
   Male 1272 (43.1) 3578 (42.2)
   Female 1705 (56.9) 4935 (57.8)
Race   
   White 2575 (85.7) 7385 (84.8)
   Black 265 (9.2) 823 (11.6)
   Other 137 (5.1) 305 (3.7)
Payment   
   Private insurance 1778 (61.1) 4149 (49.3)
   Medicare 449 (16.5) 2888 (35.4)
   Medicaid 318 (9.3) 604 (6.2)
   Other 432 (13.1) 872 (9.1)
New patient 444 (14.3) 325 (3.5)
Preventive services *   
Blood pressure 2222 (75.1) 7147 (84.2)
Cholesterol 727 (25.5) 1175 (14.8)
Pap smear 382 (11.8) 72 (0.77)
Colon scope 88 (2.7) 95 (1.3)
Mammogram 252 (8.0) 127 (1.3)
Prostate specific antigen 252 (8.8) 222 (2.6)
Tobacco cessation 163 (4.7) 324 (3.5)
Nutrition counseling 787 (25.8) 1958 (23.5)
Exercise counseling 579 (19.2) 1415 (16.4)
  1. * Percentages sum to more than 100% because patient could have more than one service in each visit.
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