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Table 1 Description of study population and characteristics

From: Practices regarding human Papillomavirus counseling and vaccination in head and neck cancer: a Canadian physician questionnaire

Characteristic N = 337
Specialty of Practice
 Family Physician 71% (239)
 Otolaryngologist 15% (51)
 Obstetrician/Gynecologist 9% (30)
 Pediatrician 5% (17)
Practice Setting
 University/academic 58% (196)
 Community based 39% (131)
 Other 3% (10)
Current province of practice
 Alberta 61% (206)
 British Columbia 3% (10)
 Manitoba 3% (10)
 Nova Scotia 3% (10)
 Ontario 21% (71)
 Quebec 8% (27)
 Saskatchewan 1% (3)
Years of active practice
 0–5 39% (131)
 6–10 18% (61)
 11–20 22% (74)
 21–30 18% (61)
  > 30 3% (10)
Patient populations seen in practice
 Only females 29% (98)
 Females more than males 6% (20)
 Males and females equally 64% (216)
 Males more than females 1% (3)
Which age groups do you see in your practice?
  < 10 years 59%
 10–14 years 68%
 15–18 years 85%
 19–29 years 78%
 30–45 years 78%
  > 45 years 80%
Which populations do you counsel regarding HPV?
 Only females 29%
 Females more than males 25%
 Males and females equally 46%
Which age groups do you counsel regarding HPV in your practice?
  < 10 years 33%
 15–18 years 81%
 19–29 years 76%
 30–45 48%
  > 45 14%