Table 2.

Patient Characteristics

CharacteristicIM n = 287 (%)FP n = 277 (%)P
Mean Age52.1746.43<.01 (t = 3.84)
Female182 (64)171 (62).64 (χ2(1) = 0.22)
Ethnicity
 White242 (84)218 (79)
 Minority42 (15)57 (21).07 (χ2(1) = 3.38)
Income in $
 027 (9)10 (4)
 <10,00040 (14)44 (16)
 <20,00050 (17)46 (17)
 <30,00054 (19)45 (16)
 <40,00044 (15)36 (13)
 >40,00071 (25)96 (35).02 (χ2(5) = 13.39)
Education
 <High school74 (26)65 (23)
 High school graduate110 (38)87 (31)
 <4 years’ college39 (14)44 (16)
 College graduate31 (11)36 (13)
 Postgraduate32 (11)45 (16).2 (χ2(4) =5.99)
Work status
 Full time131 (46)157 (57)
 Part time17 (6)13 (5)
 Unemployed42 (15)31 (11)
 Retired84 (29)55 (20)
 Disabled8 (3)7 (3)
 Other4 (1)14 (5).01 (χ2(5) = 16.07)
Visit history
 Prior visits229 (80)205 (74)
 No prior visits58 (20)72 (26).10 (χ2(1) = 2.66)
Self-rated physical health
 Excellent134 (47)144 (52)
 Very good69 (24)67 (24)
 Good68 (24)49 (18)
 Fair13 (5)16 (6).30 (χ2(3) =3.67)
Physician-rated physical health
 Excellent43 (15)49 (18)
 Good167 (59)150 (55)
 Fair64 (23)71 (26)
 Poor8 (3)5 (2).52 (χ2(3) = 2.27)
 GHQ Score*5.32 (0.33)5.04 (0.32)P = .54
  • * Mean (SE).