Table 1.

Patient Characteristics by Clinic Type (N = 433 Patients)

VariablePMR ClinicEMR ClinicTotalχ2*P Value
N (%)N (%)N (%)
184 (42%)249 (58%)433
Gender0.25.66
    Female137 (74%)180 (72%)317 (73%)
Age (mean ± SD)52.1 ± 11.553.2 ± 17.452.7 ± 15.2t = 0.77.44
Race/ethnicity4.62.33
    White106 (58%)150 (60%)256 (59%)
    Hispanic25 (14%)31 (12%)56 (13%)
    Black47 (25%)62 (25%)109 (25%)
    Asian and other6 (3%)6 (2%)12 (3%)
Education67.23<.001
    Less than high school43 (24%)13 (5%)56 (13%)
    High school43 (24%)35 (14%)78 (18%)
    Some college72 (40%)85 (34%)157 (37%)
    College graduate21 (10%)84 (34%)105 (24%)
    Post-graduate5 (3%)32 (13%)37 (8%)
Chief complaint type0.83.66
    Acute87 (47%)131 (53%)218 (53%)
    Chronic54 (29%)74 (30%)128 (31%)
    Health-maintenance23 (12%)42 (17%)65 (16%)
Duration of care15.67.001
    <1 year72 (40%)55 (22%)127 (30%)
    1 to 2 year(s)19 (10%)39 (16%)58 (13%)
    2 to 3 years24 (12%)37 (15%)61 (14%)
    >3 years68 (38%)118 (47%)186 (43%)
Number of prescribed medications taken per patient (mean ± SD)6.35 ± 4.264.84 ± 3.085.48 ± 3.70t = 4.30<.001
  • * χ2 unless otherwise specified.