Table 1.

Demographic and practice characteristics of health care providers who provide primary care services to patients over 40 years of age at an academic medical center (N = 212)

CharacteristicN = 212
Medical position (n, %)
 Attending90 (42.5%)
 Resident/fellow94 (44.3%)
 Physician assistant/nurse practitioner28 (13.2%)
Years in practice (n, %)
 <1–10 y160 (75.5%)
 11–20 y24 (11.3%)
 >20 y28 (13.2%)
Primary field of practice (n, %)
 General internal medicine72 (34.0%)
 Internal medicine-hospitalist14 (6.6%)
 Internal medicine-subspecialist68 (32.1%)
 Family medicine30 (14.2%)
 Family medicine–subspecialist5 (2.4%)
 Obstetrics and gynecology15 (7.1%)
 Obstetrics and gynecology–subspecialist7 (3.3%)
 Unknown1 (0.5%)
Gender (n, %)
 Male100 (47.2%)
 Female110 (52.4%)
 Unknown2 (0.9%)
Age (n, %)
 20–30 y78 (36.8%)
 31–40 y68 (32.1%)
 41–60 y47 (22.2%)
 >60 y19 (9.0%)
Ethnicity/race (n, %)
 Hispanic or Latino5 (2.4%)
 White, non-Hispanic148 (69.8%)
 Black or African American23 (10.9%)
 Asian26 (12.3%)
 Other6 (2.8%)
 Unknown4 (2.8%)
Time spent providing direct patient care (n, %)
 <50%51 (24.1%)
 >50%159 (75.0%)
 Unknown2 (0.9%)
Estimated percentage of current smokers [mean (SD)]36.5 (18.8)
 Unknown (n)2
Estimated percentage of former smokers [mean (SD)]33.2 (18.4)
 Unknown (n)4
Few eligible patients (<15% former or <15% current smokers), n (%)
 Yes35 (16.5%)
 No175 (82.6%)
 Unknown2 (0.9%)