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Table 1 Characteristics of physicians

From: Primary care physician perspectives on barriers to diagnosing axial Spondyloarthritis: a qualitative study

  Total
(n = 18)
Age (years), mean (SD) 46.8 (12.6)
Women, % 44.4
Race/ethnicity, %
 Non-Hispanic, White 66.7
 Non-Hispanic, Black 5.6
 Hispanic 5.6
 Other 22.2
Trained at, %
 US Allopathic school 83.3
 US Osteopathic school 0
 Foreign medical school 16.7
 Years in practice, mean (SD) 15.9 (13.0)
Practice characteristics: % (check all that apply)
 Individual 0
 ≤ 5 physicians 27.8
 ≥ 6 physicians 55.6
 Hospital-based practice 38.9
 Academic affiliation 66.7
Confidence in distinguishing inflammatory versus mechanical back pain, %
 Not confident 16.7
 Somewhat confident 38.9
 Very confident 33.3
 Extremely confident 11.1
Knowledge of inflammatory back pain classification criteria, %
 Calin criteria 0
 ASAS criteria 16.7
 Berlin criteria 0
  1. ASAS Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society
  2. SD Standard Deviation; Percentages may exceed 100% due to rounding