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Table 1 Characteristics of Respondents (N = 299)

From: Training in childhood obesity management in the United States: a survey of pediatric, internal medicine-pediatrics and family medicine residency program directors

  Overall Individual Specialties (N = 298)a
   Pediatrics Internal Medicine-
Pediatrics
Family Medicine
  N = 299 N = 88 N = 34 N = 176
Number of Program Residents b 28.7 (21.3) 45.7 (31.2) 18.4 (9.5) 22.1 (9.0)
Community Setting c
Urban 170 (56.9) 63 (71.6) 24 (70.6) 83 (47.2)
Suburban 102 (34.1) 20 (22.7) 6 (17.6) 76 (43.2)
Rural 24 (8.0) 5 (5.7) 4 (11.8) 15 (8.5)
Missing 3 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.1)
Setting of Resident Training b
Free-standing children's hospital 80 (26.8) 35 (39.8) 18 (52.9) 27 (15.3)
Department within a hospital 83 (27.8) 35 (39.8) 15 (44.1) 33 (18.8)
Community hospital 109 (36.5) 11 (12.5) 1 (2.9) 97 (55.1)
Military hospital 9 (3.0) 3 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 6 (3.4)
Missing 18 (6.0) 4 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 13 (7.4)
% of Residents Entering Primary Care b
0-20 9 (3.0) 6 (6.8) 1 (2.9) 2 (1.1)
21-40 16 (5.4) 11 (12.5) 5 (14.7) 0 (0.0)
41-60 61 (20.4) 43 (48.9) 17 (50.0) 1 (0.6)
61-80 39 (13.0) 24 (27.3) 8 (23.5) 7 (4.0)
81-100 174 (58.2) 4 (4.5) 3 (8.8) 166 (94.3)
US Geographic Region d
Northeast 76 (25.4) 24 (27.3) 9 (26.5) 43 (24.4)
Midwest 89 (29.8) 23 (26.1) 11(32.4) 55 (31.3)
South 81 (27.1) 29 (33.0) 10 (29.4) 42 (23.9)
West 47 (15.7) 10 (11.4) 4 (11.8) 33 (18.8)
Missing 6 (2.0) 2 (2.3) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.7)
  1. Data presented as mean (SD) or N (%).
  2. a One respondent (0.3%) did not indicate a specialty.
  3. Difference across specialties (excluding missing) b p < 0.0001 c p < 0.001
  4. d Geographic regions defined by U.S. Census and organized by state of the residency program