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Table 3 Distribution of physician demographic characteristics (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

Characteristic n % *
Gender   
   Male 53 66.2
   Female 27 33.8
Age (years)   
   Under 40 11 13.8
   40–49 22 27.5
   50–59 30 37.5
   60 and over 17 21.2
Race/Ethnicity   
   Asian 26 32.5
   Non-Asian 54 67.5
Country of Origin   
   USA 58 72.5
   Not USA 22 27.5
Age Immigrated to US   
   US Born 58 72.5
   <18 yrs old 10 12.5
   18+ yrs old 12 15.0
Foreign Language Fluency   
   English only 47 58.8
   Speaks more than English 33 41.2
Discussed treatment in foreign language   
   Yes 51 63.8
   No 23 28.8
Residency specialty   
   Medicine/Family 17 21.2
   General Surgery 48 60.0
   Radiation Oncology 14 17.5
Fellowship specialty   
   Breast or Oncology 28 35.0
   Other specialty 13 16.2
   None 39 48.8
  1. *Missing responses not included in percent calculations.