Table 1

AAP and WAFP demographic and PPE experience

General demographicsAAP N (%)WAFP N (%)Total N (%) £
Total providers contacted776 (N/A)990 (N/A)1766 (N/A)
Total responses559 (72)554 (56)1113 (63)
Providers utilising the PPE in clinic practice440/559 (79)483/554 (87)923/1113 (83)
Practice location
 Rural63 (14.5)111 (23.2)174 (19.1)
 Suburban228 (52.7)243 (50.8)471 (51.7)
 Urban142 (32.8)124 (26.0)266 (29.2)
Years in practice
 0–3103 (23.5)32 (6.7)135 (14.8)
 4–1094 (21.5)116 (24.4)210 (23.0)
 11–20109 (24.9)125 (26.3)234 (25.6)
 >20132 (30.1)203 (42.6)335 (36.6)
Level of satisfaction with PPE
 Very satisfied64 (14.7)135 (28.5)199 (21.9)
 Somewhat satisfied302 (69.6)283 (59.8)585 (64.5)
 Not satisfied68 (15.7)55 (11.7)123 (13.6)
Number of PPE/month
 1 or less71 (16.2)55 (11.8)126 (13.9)
 2–5126 (28.8)294 (62.8)420 (46.4)
 6–10126 (28.8)89 (19.0)215 (23.7)
 >10115 (26.2)30 (6.4)145 (16.0)
Number of athletes referred/year
 1 or less196 (45.2)365 (77.3)561 (61.9)
 2–5204 (47.0)102 (21.6)306 (33.8)
 6–1026 (6.0)2 (0.5)28 (3.1)
 >108 (1.8)3 (0.6)11 (1.2)
Comfortable when to refer
 Always53 (12.2)92 (19.7)145 (16.0)
 Most of the time332 (76.1)329 (70.3)661 (73.1)
 About half of the time43 (9.9)45 (9.6)88 (9.7)
 Rarely8 (1.8)2 (0.4)10 (1.2)
SCD experience in clinic panel
 Yes26 (6.0)18 (3.8)44 (4.9)
 No410 (94.0)454 (96.2)864 (95.1)
Knowledge of the AHA guidelines
 Yes212 (49.2)210 (45.1)422 (47.0)
 No219 (50.8)256 (54.9)475 (53.0)
Support of a statewide PPE form
 Yes416 (96.5)440 (94.4)856 (95.4)
 No15 (3.5)26 (5.6)41 (4.6)
  • AAP, Academy of Pediatrics; AHA, American Heart Association; PPE, physical evaluation; SCD, sudden cardiac death; WAFP, Washington Academy of Family Physicians.