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Table 2 Demographics of general internist respondents compared to American Medical Association (AMA) general internists

From: Knowledge and attitudes of primary care physicians in the management of patients at risk for cardiovascular events

  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) --