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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents

From: Evaluating the referral preferences and consultation requests of primary care physicians with otolaryngology – head and neck surgery

Characteristic Number (percent)
Age in years (mean 53.0, SD 11.8)  
 30 – 40 9 (18 %)
 41 – 50 10 (20 %)
 51 – 60 17 (34 %)
 61 – 70 13 (26 %)
 > 70 1 (2 %)
 Female gender 27 (54 %)
Patients referred to otolaryngology per year  
 < 10 5 (10 %)
 10 – 20 16 (32 %)
 21 – 40 17 (34 %)
 41 – 60 4 (8 %)
 61 – 80 6 (12 %)
 > 80 2 (4 %)
Primary population served  
 Inner City 9 (18 %)
 Suburban/urban 33 (66 %)
 Small Town 4 (8 %)
 Rural 3 (6 %)
 Geographically Remote 1 (2 %)
Primary patient care setting  
 Private 33 (66 %)
 Community Clinic 6 (12 %)
 Walk-In-Clinic 4 (8 %)
 Academic Health Sciences Center 4 (8 %)
 Community Hospital 3 (6 %)
Practice Organization  
 Solo 18 (36 %)
 Group 30 (60 %)
 Other 2 (4 %)