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Table 2 Demographic comparison of PGBS respondents (sample) to us physician population

From: The Physicians’ Giving Back Survey: Keeping up with American generosity

    Similarity to population
Gender PGBS respondents (501) US physicians [12] (828,869) Significance p < 0.05, 95 % CI
 Male 57.7 % (289) 67.4 % (558,794) P = 0.05
 Female 42.3 % (212) 32.6 % (270,075)
Medical degree PGBS respondents (501) US physicians [ 12 ] (828,914)  
 MD 94.4 % (473) 91.6 % (760,341) c P = 0.125
 DO 5.6 % (28) 7.3 % (60,172)
Age group PGBS respondents (501) US physicians [ 12 ] (828,318)  
 Age 55 or > 57.6 % (289) 42.6 % (349,248) P = 0.000
 Age <55 42.3 % (212) 57.4 % (479,070)
Source of medical degree PGBS respondents (501) US physicians [ 12 ] (829,914)  
 MD-US/Canada/PRa 76 % (379) 67.4 % (559,731) P = 0.000
 MD-IMG 19 % (94) 24.2 % (200,610)
 DO 6 % (28) 7.3 % (60,172)
Race/Ethnicity PGBS respondents (520) US physicians [ 20 ]  
 White 82 % (408) 73.7 % c P = 0.122
 Black or African American 2.82 % (14) 3.8 %
 Hispanic 3.83 % (23) 5.3 %
 Asian or other 15.9 % (75) 17.2 %
Religion PGBS respondents (477) US physicians [ 21 ] (1125)  
 Christianb 48.6 % (232) 64.4 % (710) P = 0.000
 Jewish 19.1 % (91) 14.1 % (181)
 Hindu 2.1 % (10) 5.3 % (53)
 Muslim 1.9 % (9) 2.7 % (33)
 Buddhist 2.1 % (10) 1.2 % (13)
 Other 4.8 % (23) 1.8 % (18)
 None 21.4 % (102) 10.6 % (117)
US Region PGBS respondents (601) US physicians [ 20 ]  
 Northeast 27.3 % (164) 23 % P = 0.000
 South 15.0 % (90) 32.5 %
 Midwest 18.0 % (108) 22.4 %
 West 21.7 % (130) 22.1 %
Married PGBS respondents (488) US physicians [ 9 ]  
 Yes 80.5 % (393) 81 % c P = 0.705
 No 19.5 % (95) 19 %
  1. aPuerto Rico (US territory)
  2. bCatholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Mormon
  3. cno statistically significant difference (chi2 test, SPSS)