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Table 1 Profile of Iowa PCPs

From: Referral patterns and attitudes of Primary Care Physicians towards chiropractors

Attribute   Participants (n = 513) Non-Participants (n = 1099) p-value
Age Mean (SD) 48.8 (10.2) 47.3 (9.5) .004
Sex Women 24.8% 26.6% .465
  Men 75.2% 73.4%  
Degree DO 21.2% 28.3% .003
  MD 78.8% 71.7%  
Specialty Family Practice 81.7% 74.2% < 0.001
  Internal Medicine 18.3% 25.8%  
Activity Private Practice 84.4% 85.4% .525
  Others (Administration, teaching, research, public/community health, student health, and urgent care) 15.6% 14.6%  
Residency Family Practice 64.3% 59.5% .008
  Internal Medicine 17.7% 25.3%  
  Others 1.4% 1%  
  Unknown 16.6% 14.2%  
Years since graduation Mean (SD) 21.2 (10.4) 19.9 (25) .267
Practice Arrangement HMO 0.4% 0.8% .308
  Independent Practice 23.8% 21.5%  
  Hospital-based Independent Practice 1.0% 0.5%  
  Integrated Health System 55.9% 54.0%  
  Physician Network 8.8% 11.1%  
  Unknown 10.1% 12.1%  
  1. PCP = Primary Care Physician