Table 1

Demographics of family physician respondents compared to American Medical Association (AMA) family physicians

Family Physicians

(N = 562)

AMA


Years in practice: Mean (SD)

18.75 (10.3)

22.5 (12.2)


Gender: % (N)


Male

77.8% (367)

70.2% (63,228)


Female

22.2% (105)

29.8% (26,874)


Degree: % (N)


MD

85.4% (480)

83.1% (74,892)


DO

14.6% (82)

16.9% (15,210)


Private practice: % (N)

86.8% (414)

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Practice location: % (N)


Urban

20.9% (100)

--


Suburban

46.6% (223)

--


Rural

32.6% (156)

--


Patients with hypertension/dyslipidemia seen per week:

Mean (SD)

37.8 (21.9)

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Doroodchi et al. BMC Family Practice 2008 9:42   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-42

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