Table 1.

Physician characteristics and perceptions of patient preferences and barriers (n = 1,266)

CharacteristicUnweighted nWeighted %
Physician specialty
 Family medicine/general practice54745.2
 General internal medicine41536.9
 OB/GYN30417.9
Age
 <4025120.1
 40–4938530.7
 50–5939831.9
 ≥6023217.4
Gender
 Female40031.2
 Male86668.8
Race
 Non-Hispanic white92572.1
 Non-Hispanic black463.9
 Hispanic665.5
 Asian18414.7
 Othera453.8
Board certified
 Yes99980.2
 No26719.8
International medical school graduate
 Yes26521.7
 No1,00178.3
Affiliation with medical school
 Yes44135.1
 No81864.3
 Missing70.5
Influence of patient preferences on recommendations
 Very32326.3
 Somewhat65952.5
 None NA/missing264 2019.8 1.4
Frequency patients request to have MD decide which test they should have?
 Never503.7
 Rarely14210.5
 Sometimes43034.2
 Usually63651.0
 Missing80.6
Frequency patients do not want to discuss screening
 Never18013.4
 Rarely58547.2
 Sometimes44535.2
 Usually473.5
 Missing90.7
Frequency patients have difficulty understanding CRC information
 Never18514.4
 Rarely76460.4
 Sometimes29023.1
 Usually141.2
 Missing130.9
Frequency that patients' lack of adherence to complete CRC screening tests is a barrier
 Never80.6
 Rarely21417.8
 Sometimes95374.8
 Usually796.0
 Missing120.8
  • aAmerican Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, multiple races, other race, and unknown.