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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (n = 737)

From: The spiritual history in outpatient practice: attitudes and practices of health professionals in the Adventist Health System

  Physicians Mid-level Practitioners Nurses, Other Health Professionals & Staff
  (n = 427) (n = 93) (n = 217)
  % (n) / Mean (SD) % (n) / Mean (SD) % (n) / Mean (SD)
Age, years 45.4 (15.8) 42.0 (13.7) 39.0 (13.7) ****
Gender (% female) 36.0 (151) 89.3 (83) 94.0 (204) ****
Race (% white) 56.1 (238) 81.3 (74) 57.1 (124) ****
Site (% Florida Hospital) 66.8 (279) 63.0 (58) 70.0 (149)
Specialty (% family med) 34.3 (146) 36.6 (34) 32.4 (70)
Years in practice 16.8 (11.3) 11.6 (9.5) 10.2 (10.2) ****
Employed/contract with AH, % 60.6 (258) 57.0 (53) 71.4 (152) *
If AH employ, years at AH 6.2 (7.4) 5.6 (6.8) 6.2 (6.7)
Religious affiliation, %    
 Christian 77.9 (324) 91.1 (82) 94.2 (196) ****
 Non-Christian 20.2 (84) 2.2 (2) 0.5 (1)
 None 1.9 (8) 6.7 (6) 5.3 (11)
Christian denomination, %
 Catholic/Orthodox 23.3 (77) 25.3 (21) 17.9 (36) **
 Protestant 33.0 (109) 34.9 (29) 42.8 (86)
 Seventh-day Adventist 14.9 (49) 10.8 (9) 4.0 (8)
 Other or missing 28.8 (95) 28.9 (24) 35.3 (71)
Seventh-day Adventist,
 % of total group 11.5 (49) 9.7 (9) 3.7 (8) **
Importance of religion, %
 Not at all/slight/some 16.4 (70) 15.1 (14) 15.7 (34)
 Moderate 12.4 (53) 14.0 (13) 12.5 (27)
 Quite a bit/very much 71.1 (303) 71.0 (66) 71.8 (155)
  1. N may vary by <1% except where noted
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, ****p < 0.0001 (by chi-square or analysis of variance)
  3. AH = Adventist Health Services