Table 2

Reported physician screening practice for high risk men, by physician practice style.*

Physician Practice Style

P-value


Order PSA without discussion

Discuss, recommend PSA

Discuss, let patient decide


Are your prostate cancer screening practices different for African American Men?

No difference in screening practice

46.2% (6)

35.0% (7)

28.0% (7)

0.54

More likely to screen

53.8% (7)

65.5% (13)

72.0% (18)

Are your prostate cancer screening practices different for men with a family history of prostate cancer?

No difference in screening practice

50.0% (7)

20.0% (4)

3.7% (1)

0.01

More likely to screen

50.0% (7)

80.0% (16)

96.3% (26)


P-values from Chi-square test. Sample size for each cell given in parentheses.

* Data from a university-based family medicine clinic and six community health centers in Houston, Texas collected in February 2004.

Linder et al. BMC Family Practice 2009 10:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-19

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