Table 2: Demographics and practice characteristics.

Respondent characteristicaNumber (%)

Age (y) mean (range)49 (30–80)
Gender male 199 (64)
Race ( )
White218
Black14
Asian58
Hispanic/Latino16
Other12
Region
Northeast105 (34)
South 99 (32)
Midwest55 (18)
West52 (17)
Type of degree ( )
MD288
Other (MBBS, DO, Other)25
ID Board certification 249 (80)
Place of birth ( )
USA206 (79)
Other55 (21)

Practice characteristic ( )Number (%)

Practice setting ( )
Solo, private30 (10)
Group, private66 (22)
Institutional80 (27)
Academic119 (40)
Affiliation with a IM/CAM center ( ) 46 (15)
Years in Practice ( ) median range 11–20
Majority of time spent in ( )
Research62 (21)
Patient care196 (68)
Teaching9 (3)
Majority of clinical care in
HIV ( )91 (30)
Hepatitis B, C ( )24 (8)
Chronic/recurrent infections ( )81 (27)
Hospital acquired infections ( )147 (48)
Outpatient care ( )104 (34)
ID ( )226 (73)
General internal medicine/hospital medicine ( )36 (12)

Number of respondents is indicated in parenthesis if n < or > 311.