Table 1.

Sample characteristics (n = 776)

n (%)
Physician characteristics
 Medical specialty
  Pediatrics410 (53)
  Family practice366 (47)
 Sex
  Male526 (68)
  Female250 (32)
 Years in practice
  ≤19352 (45)
  ≥20424 (55)
 Adolescent patients seen in typical wk
  ≤9129 (17)
  10–24351 (45)
  ≥25296 (38)
 Vaccine doses through VFC program
  ≤9%290 (37)
  10%–49%274 (35)
  ≥50%152 (20)
  Not sure60 (8)
Clinic or practice characteristics
 Type
  Private practice (solo, group, HMO)660 (85)
  Othera116 (15)
 Total physicians
  1–4398 (51)
  5–9217 (28)
  ≥10161 (21)
 Stock HPV vaccine
  Yes703 (91)
  No73 (9)
 Region
  Northeast184 (24)
  Midwest165 (21)
  South275 (35)
  West152 (20)

NOTE: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Abbreviation: HMO, health maintenance organization.

  • aIncludes hospital- and university-based clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and community, rural, migrant, Indian, military, public health, and school health clinics.