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Table 4 Association between demographic characteristics and physician practice patterns in managing CVD* patients

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

  Family Physicians p-value General Internists p-value Overall* p-value
Years in practice       
10 or less .56 (n = 155) 0.03 .60 (n = 91) 0.02 .58 (n = 246) < 0.01
Greater than 10 .52 (n = 406)   .53 (n = 235)   .52 (n = 641)  
Percent of patients
with hypertension
or dyslipidemia
      
25% or less per week .57(n = 196) < 0.01 .61 (n = 64) 0.02 .58 (n = 260) < 0.01
Greater than 25% per week .51 (n = 363)   .53 (n = 262)   .52 (n = 625)  
Geographic location       
Urban/Suburban .53 (n = 323) 0.79 .55 (n = 260) 0.98 .54 (n = 583) 0.54
Rural .52 (n = 156)   .55 (n = 30)   .53 (n = 186)  
  1. *CVD, cardiovascular disease
  2. †Overall refers to the combined results of family physicians and general internists
  3. ‡Scores calculated as mean correct identification to clinical case questions