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Table 1 Demographics of physician Internet CME participants and control group

From: Evidence-based choices of physicians: a comparative analysis of physicians participating in Internet CME and non-participants

Physician Characteristics Participant Group N = 8550 Control Group N = 8592
Age, years   
   Average 50.6 50.8
   SD 10.7 9.2
Years since graduation from medical school   
   Average 23 23.4
   SD 11.1 9.4
Gender, number (%)   
   Female 2,651 (31) 2,406 (28)
   Male 5,899 (69) 6,186 (72)
Degree, number (%)   
   DO 1,112 (13) 945 (11)
   MD 7,438 (87) 7,647 (89)
Direct patient care as major professional activity, number (%) 7,866 (92) 8,076 (94)