Table 1

Characteristics of pediatricians participating in focus groups by site.

Pediatrician Characteristics

Seattle

(N = 12)

Rochester

(N = 16)

Cincinnati

(N = 17)

Total

(N = 45)


Average number of years since residency (years)

10.2

15.6

18.0

15.4

range (1-39)


Description of practice

Solo

0

4

0

4

Private group

8

9

11

28

Non-profit community

1

0

4

5

Medical school-based practice

2

1

2

5

Hospital-based practice

1

1

0

2

Other

0

1

0

1


Average number of full-time physicians in practice

23.7

3.9

7.9

10.7

range (1-75)

Location of practice

Urban

9

4

7

20

Suburban

3

11

10

24


Average number of newborns (<1 month old) enrolled in practice last month

77.9

22.3

39.7

43.7

range (3-300)


Average percentage of children with public insurance/Medicaid in practice

27%

27%

40%

32%


Average percentage of children eligible for Vaccines For Children (VFC) in practice

35%

31%

41%

36%


Which rotavirus vaccine do you use?

RotaTeq™

12

12

10

34

Rotarix®

0

1

1

2

Both

0

3

6

9

Neither

0

0

0

0


Before rotavirus vaccine was available, rotavirus was the most common cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children <2 years old in the U.S.

(% agreed)

Strongly agree (1)

5

9

12

26

Somewhat agree (2)

4

3

4

11

Somewhat disagree (3)

2

1

1

4

Strongly disagree (4)

1

3

0

4

Average score

1.9

1.9

1.4

1.7


Before rotavirus vaccine was available, rotavirus was responsible for more hospitalizations annually than influenza.

(% agreed)

Strongly agree (1)

2

6

6

14

Somewhat agree (2)

5

5

10

20

Somewhat disagree (3)

5

4

1

10

Strongly disagree (4)

0

1

0

1

Average score

2.3

2.0

1.7

2.0


Payne et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-83

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