Table 1

Characteristics of subjects who have received care from the same physician for ≤ 1 year, >1 to 2 years, >2 to 5 years, and more than 5 years: Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years of continuity

Patient Characteristics

%≤ 1 yr

(0–12 mo)

N = 319

% 1–2 yrs

(13–24 mo)

N = 369

% 3–5 yrs

(25–60 mo)

N = 669

%>5 yrs

(61 mos or more)

N = 1819


Age

18–39

35.8

38.4

36.9

33.0

40–64

42.3

38.3

44.4

44.3

65+

21.9

23.2

18.7

22.7

Gender

Male

42.1

44.5

42.3

45.2

Female

57.9

55.5

57.6

54.8

Race/Ethnicity

**

White, Non Hispanic

61.5

67.5

61.6

66.9

White, Hispanic

3.3

0.5

1.1

1.0

Black

33.5

29.5

33.2

29.3

Other

1.7

2.5

4.1

2.7

Insurance

***

Yes

68.5

72.9

77.7

77.3

No

31.5

27.1

22.2

22.7

Education

**

Less than high school

26.2

17.8

19.4

18.0

High school diploma

29.3

32.7

30.1

30.4

Trade school

7.1

8.1

8.1

8.0

Some College or more

37.5

41.4

42.4

43.6

Income

***

***

*

< $25,000

54.4

50.0

42.4

37.6

≥ $25,000

45.6

50.1

57.6

62.4

General health

***

Good to Excellent

66.2

72.7

73.1

76.0

Fair to Poor

33.8

27.3

26.9

24.2


*P < 0.05 difference for each group with >5 years continuity

**P < 0.01 difference for each group with >5 years continuity

***P < or = 0.001 difference for each group with >5 years continuity

Donahue et al. BMC Family Practice 2005 6:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-6-40

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