Table 2

Demographics of general internist respondents compared to American Medical Association (AMA) general internists

General Internists (N = 326)

AMA


Years in practice: Mean (SD)

18.0 (9.3)

22.3 (11.1)


Gender: % (N)


Male

78.1% (228)

68.9% (58,799)


Female

21.9% (64)

31.1% (26,553)


Degree: % (N)


MD

97.2% (317)

95.2% (81,284)


DO

2.8% (9)

4.8% (4,068)


Private practice: % (N)

89.7% (261)

--


Practice location: % (N)


Urban

37.9% (110)

--


Suburban

51.7% (150)

--


Rural

10.3% (30)

--


Patients with

hypertension/dyslipidemia

seen per week: Mean (SD)

45.0 (23.9)

--


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

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