Table 2.

Physicians' practice and community-level factors

CharacteristicUnweighted nWeighted %
Geographic location
 Urbana1,03281.8
 Large rural city/townb13310.2
 Small/isolated rural townc1018.0
Practice size
 Solo32826.0
 2–551140.7
 6–1527421.4
 ≥1614511.2
 Missing80.7
Practice type
 Single specialty91672.1
 Multispecialty30024.1
 Other/missing503.8
Primary practice arrangement
 Full/part owner of practice70254.8
 Employee, physician-owned practice1259.7
 Employee, large medical group, HMO, or health care system19716.5
 Employee, university hospital/clinic765.6
 Employee, other hospital/clinic13010.5
 Other/missing362.9
Patients seen in typical weekd
 ≤5021717.0
 51–7522417.3
 76–10040431.9
 101–12524520.0
 ≥12615412.2
 Missing221.6
Percentage of patients uninsuredd
 0%–5%75960.3
 6%–25%36628.8
 >26%826.4
 Don't know/missing594.5
Guidelines implemented in practice
 Yes76361.5
≥1 NP or PA in practiced
 Yes66952.1
Reminders to physiciand
 Yes36330.0
Reminders to patientsd
 Yes18615.1
Type of medical recordd
 Paper70955.7
 Partial/in transition to electronic32925.8
 Full electronic21817.7
 Missing100.8
Frequency of lack of time to discuss CRC screening is a barrier
 Never31124.4
 Rarely44534.8
 Sometimes44034.8
 Usually605.16
 Missing100.8
Frequency that shortage of trained providers in geographic area for screening other than FOBT is a barrier
 Never82865.8
 Rarely29022.4
 Sometimes1068.7
 Usually282.1
 Missing141.0
Frequency that shortage of trained providers in geographic area for follow-up of positive screening tests with invasive endoscopic procedures is a barrier
 Never54142.5
 Rarely39530.9
 Sometimes17114.2
 Usually13811.0
 Missing211.4

Abbreviations: HMO, health maintenance organization; NP, nurse practitioner; PA, physician assistant.

  • aRural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) 2 codes 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 4.1, 7.1.

  • bRUCA2 codes 4.0, 4.2, 5.0, 5.2, 6.0.

  • cRUCA2 codes 7.0, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.2, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6.

  • dIn main practice location.