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Table 1 Survey Respondent Characteristics, by Experimental Group

From: Can teaching agenda-setting skills to physicians improve clinical interaction quality? A controlled intervention

Patient Characteristics Control Physicians Intervention Physicians  
  (n = 1,187) (n = 894)  
Average # patients/MD 107.9 (21.3) 89.4 (24.2)  
Age 48.5 (10.9) 49.8 (10.3) **
Gender (% male) 44% 39% *
Education    ***
   Less than high school 3.2% 6.1%  
   High school graduate 73.4% 31.6%  
   College graduate & beyond 23.4% 67.8%  
Race    
   White 77% 61% ***
   Black 2% 11% ***
   Hispanic 7% 5%  
   Asian 4% 17% ***
   Other 14% 9% ***
Self Rated Physical Health 56.1 (25.2) 57.3 (27.4)  
Physician-Patient Relationship Duration    ***
   < 6 months 7% 10%  
   6 months – 1 year 9% 14%  
   1–2 years 17% 28%  
   3–5 years 17% 23%  
   > 5 years 50% 25%  
Number of Chronic Conditions 1.6 (1.5) 1.5 (1.4)  
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001