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Table 1 Physicians’ demographic characteristics by hospital

From: Associations between non-discrimination and training policies and physicians’ attitudes and knowledge about sexual and gender minority patients: a comparison of physicians from two hospitals

  Combined (N = 180)   Hospital A without policy/training (N = 108)   Hospital B with policy/training (N = 72)  
  N, % n, %
Age (M ± SD) 50.1 ± 11.2 51.2 + 10.9 48.5 + 11.3
Yrs Experience (M ± SD) 20.5 ± 11.9 21.1 ± 12.0 19.5 ± 11.8
Sex
 Male 119 66.1 76 70.4 43 59.7
 Female 60 33.3 31 28.7 29 40.3
 Transgender 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
 Declined Response 1 0.6 1 0.9 0 0.0
Orientation
 Straight 174 96.7 103 95.4 71 98.6
 Gay 4 2.2 3 2.8 1 1.4
 Bisexual 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
 Declined Response 1 0.6 4 0.9 0 0.0
Marital Status
 Married 161 89.4 97 89.8 64 88.9
 Partnered 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 1.4
 Single 9 5.0 6 5.6 3 4.2
 Divorced 7 3.9 5 4.6 2 2.8
 Widowed 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 1.4
Direct Care
Provision
 Daily 149 82.8 96 88.9 53 73.6
 Weekly 23 12.8 7 6.5 16 22.2
 Monthly 2 1.1 1 0.9 1 1.4
 Less than Monthly 4 2.2 4 3.7 0 0.0
Aware of gay, lesbian and bisexual
 patients in practice 171 95.0 99 91.7 72 100.0
 Unaware 9 5.0 9 8.3 0 0.0
Aware of transgender patients in practice 171 95.0 99 91.7 72 100.0
 Unaware 9 5.0 9 8.3 0 0.0
Received Training in LGBT Patient Care (Yes) 27 15.0 17 15.7 10 13.9