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Table 1 Distribution of patient characteristics, practices, and guidelines, as reported by physicians (N = 80), Greater San Francisco Bay Area, 2005–2006

From: Why do Asian-American women have lower rates of breast conserving surgery: results of a survey regarding physician perceptions

Characteristics, practices, guidelines N None A Few (<20%) Several Most (>90%)
   % * % * % * % *
Race/Ethnicity of patients treated over last 2 years      
   Non-Hispanic White 75 1.3 9.3 60.0 29.3
   Hispanic 76 6.6 31.6 60.5 1.3
   African American/Black 77 9.1 52.0 39.0 0.0
   Asian/Pacific Islander 78 1.3 21.8 65.4 11.5
Patient decision-making preferences for treatment      
   Patient alone 76 18.4 51.3 17.1 13.2
   Patient with physician input 78 0.0 10.3 39.7 50.0
   Shared decision 78 0.0 15.4 38.5 46.2
   Physician with patient input 76 13.2 60.5 21.0 5.3
   Physician alone 77 45.4 42.9 11.7 0.0
Hospital has facility-specific clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for patients   Yes No
  80 27.5 72.5
Number of patients for whom physicians employ these CPG (among practices with CPGs, N = 23) 23 0.0 8.7 4.4 87.0
Number of stage I and II breast cancer patients treated with MRM 74 1.4 68.9 25.7 4.0
  1. *Missing responses not included in percent calculations.