Table 1: Family medicine residents’ attitudes towards educating patients on and advocating for healthy built environment.

StatementStrongly disagree or disagree N (%)Not sure N (%)Agree or strongly agree N (%)

The built environment has a significant effect on the health of the Canadian population1 (0.7)9 (6.3)132 (92.9)

Educating patients on the health impact of the built environment is an effective disease prevention activity12 (8.4)39 (27.5)91 (64.1)

Preventive care counseling is an important part of my practice1 (0.7)3 (2.1)136 (97.2)

It is part of the family physicians’ role to educate patients on the built environment17 (12.0)51 (35.9)74 (52.2)

Educating patients on the health impact of the built environment is an effective use of family physicians time 40 (28.2)51 (35.9)51 (35.9)

It is not the role of family physicians but rather organizations such as the CMA/OMA to educate the public on the health impact of the built environment39 (27.5)60 (42.3)43 (30.3)

Advocating for healthy built environments is an effective disease prevention activity4 (2.8)28 (19.7)110 (77.5)

Preventive care advocacy is an important part of my role as a family physician0 (0)4 (2.9)136 (97.1)

It is part of the family physicians’ role to advocate for healthy built environments10 (7.0)53 (37.3)79 (55.7)

It is not the role of family physicians but rather organizations such as the CMA/OMA to advocate for healthy built environments35 (24.6)53 (37.3)54 (38.0)