Table 1

Physician and practice characteristics of respondents who met inclusion criteria (physician reported)
Parameter, %a Internal medicine/general practice [n=185, 37% of respondents] Obstetrics/Gynecology [n=130, 26%] Family practice [n=123, 25%] Emergency room/urgent care [n=64, 13%] All specialties [N=502, 100%]
Female 42 65 54 61 53
Age, years
 <40 29 25 27 25 27
 40–49 34 35 27 45 34
 ≥50 38 40 46 30 39
Years Practicing
 1–5 13 20 14 16 15
 6–10 25 18 22 19 22
 11–15 20 15 16 22 18
 16–20 16 16 10 19 15
 21–30 19 23 31 23 24
 ≥31 6 8 7 2 6
Region in US
 Northeast 25 9 6 22 16
 South 55 63 61 56 59
 Midwest 12 18 24 14 17
 West 8 10 10 8 9
Practice Settingb
 Office 50 57 65 8 50
 Hospital 29 31 20 64 32
 Academia 21 19 14 36 21
 Community 21 12 27 11 19
Practice Typeb
 Private/For-profit 68 76 64 48 67
 Non-profit 30 24 32 39 30
 Government 8 7 12 22 10
Proud of black heritage 72 82 76 86 77
Practice safe sex 60 57 52 52 56
Religious 43 54 50 34 46

aPercentages may sum to >100% due to rounding; bRespondents were allowed to make multiple selections; US, United States.

Wong et al.

Wong et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:96   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-96

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