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Published online 2007 April 5. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-7-49

Table 2

Comparison of the 2004 characteristics of the Lebanese (LMG), US (UMSGs) and International (IMG) medical graduates practicing in the US

LMG (n = 2710)USMG (n = 1000)IMG (n = 1000)LMG vs. USMGLMG vs. IMG
Mean (sd)Mean (sd)Mean (sd)P valueP value

Age45.4 (13.6)47.6 (13.4)50.5 (13.3)<0.001<0.001
Years since graduation19.9 (13.3)18.2 (13.0)24.4 (13.0)0.153<0.001
%%%P valueP value

GenderFemale17.326.130.0<0.001<0.001
Practice specialtyFamily Practice1.812.18.3<0.001<0.001
Internal Medicine17.112.022.0
Pediatrics5.97.58.7
OBGYN5.05.54.1
General Surgery5.54.63.1
Practice type§Resident18.613.812.4<0.001<0.001
Direct Patient Care69.179.678.0
Administration0.81.60.9
Medical Teaching0.81.21.2
Medical Research2.41.11.1
Practice Location ‡Urban90.188.089.30.0090.228
Large Rural4.26.85.6
Small Rural1.82.21.6
Isolated Small Rural0.50.80.8
Primary EmployerGovernmental5.04.66.4<0.001<0.001
Solo Practice13.413.419.7
2 Physician Practice2.63.32.6
Group Practice19.631.221.1
HMO0.00.30.5
Medical School4.42.82.9
Non-Govt Hosp23.017.216.2
Board Certification86.081.172.5.001<0.001

The last two columns provide the p value for the difference of values for the variable of interest between two groups

Only primary care specialties are listed

§ Only relevant categories are listed; data missing for n = 312

Data missing for n = 140

Only relevant categories are listed

Residents excluded from denominator