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Table 1 Participant Demographics and PPE Experience Data

From: Musculoskeletal practices for the preparticipation physical examination

Total providers contacted 6871
Total responses 616a
Practice location (n = 496)
 Rural 56 (11.29%)
 Suburban 263 (53.02%)
 Urban 177 (35.69%)
Years practicing (n = 497)
 1-5 184 (37.02%)
 6-10 96 (19.32%)
 11-15 65 (13.08%)
 15-20 54 (10.87%)
 >20 98 (19.72%)
Primary Practice Setting (n = 616)
 Outpatient Primary Care 147 (23.86%)
 General Orthopedics 17 (2.76%)
 Sports Orthopedics 78 (12.66%)
 Primary Care Sports Medicine 314 (50.97%)
 Pediatrics 8 (1.30%)
 Other 36 (5.84%)
Residency Completed (n = 504)
 Family Medicine 360 (71.43%)
 Internal Medicine 30 (5.95%)
 Orthopedic Surgery 1 (0.20%)
 Emergency Medicine 18 (3.57%)
 Pediatrics 47 (9.33%)
 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 (6.94%)
 Other 13 (2.58%)
Sports Medicine Fellowship Training (n = 496)
 Yes 439 (88.51%)
 No 57 (11.49%)
Team Physician (n = 495)
 Yes 393 (79.39%)
 No 102 (20.61%)
Level of Sport Covered (n = 616)
 High School 283 (45.94%)
 Club 75 (12.18%)
 College 273 (44.32%)
 Professional 122 (19.81%)
 National Team 51 (8.28%)
 Other (Dance, military, semi-pro, roller derby, endurance events) 12 (1.95%)
Training for PPE (n = 616)
 Medical School 139 (22.56%)
 Residency 314 (50.97%)
 Fellowship 380 (61.69%)
 Continuing Medical Education 123 (19.97%)
 PE Literature 174 (28.25%)
 Other (undergraduate education, experience, colleagues) 9 (1.46%)
Familiarization of 4th Edition PPE Monograph (n = 466)
 Yes 383 (82.19%)
 No 83 (17.81%)
Use of PPE Monograph as guideline (n = 382)
 Disagree Strongly 4 (1.05%)
 Disagree Moderately 8 (2.09%)
 Disagree Slightly 13 (3.40%)
 Agree Slightly 50 (13.09%)
 Agree Moderately 180 (47.12%)
 Agree Strongly 127 (33.25%)
Satisfied with MSK screening exam for CURRENT injury (n = 466)
 Yes 431 (92.49%)
 No 35 (7.51%)
Satisfied with MSK screening exam for FUTURE injury (n = 466)
 Yes 194 (41.63%)
 No 272 (58.37%)
Location where PPE is performed most commonly (n = 616)
 Normal office patient encounter 370 (60.06%)
 On-field with team 16 (2.60%)
 Gymnasium 201 (32.63%)
 Physical Therapy Clinic 18 (2.92%)
 Athletic Training Room 264 (42.86%)
 Other 43 (6.98%)
Age groups most commonly assessed (years) (n = 466)
 <12 5 (1.07%)
 13-18 258 (55.36%)
 18-25 198 (42.49%)
 >25 5 (1.07%)
Number of PPE performed yearly (n = 466)
 0-25 63 (13.52%)
 26-50 77 (16.52%)
 51-75 68 (14.59%)
 76-100 54 (11.59%)
 >100 204 (43.78%)
  1. Details the demographic data of respondents in the study as well as prior experiences and opinions in regards to the PPE
  2. aTotal responses may not equal total number of participants due to missing data