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Table 3 Sample distribution and characteristics for both study phases for each category of healthcare provider, as well as for patients and caregivers

From: Contextualized analysis of a needs assessment using the Theoretical Domains Framework: a case example in endocrinology

Healthcare Providers Phase 1: Qualitative (n = 30) Phase 2: Quantitative (n = 195) TOTAL (n = 225)
Specialty    
  Endocrinologists 8 112 120 (53.3%)
  Pediatric Endocrinologists 12 41 53 (23.6%)
  General Pediatricians 10 42 52 (23.1%)
Gender    
  Men 20 108 128 (57.1%)
  Women 10 86 96 (42.9%)
Region    
  Northeast 13 53 66 (29.3%)
  Midwest 6 43 49 (21.8%)
  South 5 59 64 (28.4%)
  West 6 40 46 (20.4%)
Practice setting    
  Solo or group practice 20 144 164 (72.9%)
  Community hospital or clinic 6 27 33 (14.7%)
  Government hospital 0 11 11 (4.9%)
  Academic Medical Center 4 5 9 (4.0%)
  Other 0 8 8 (3.6%)
Years of practice    
  0-5 years of practice 1 35 36 (16.0%)
  6-10 years 3 41 44 (19.6%)
  11-20 years 13 71 84 (37.3%)
  21-30 years 10 38 48 (21.3%)
  More than 30 years 3 10 13 (5.7%)
Practice location    
  Urban 10 92 102 (45.3%)
  Suburban 18 93 111 (49.3%)
  Rural 2 10 12 (5.3%)
Patients & Caregivers    
  Adult patients with GH deficiency 5 N/A 5 (35.7%)
  Caregivers of child with growth disorder 9   9 (64.3%)
Gender    
  Male 1 N/A 1 (7.7%)
  Female 13   13 (92.3%)
Age of child    
  Age of child = 0–6 years old 1 N/A 1 (11.1%)
  Age of child = 7–12 years old 4   4 (44.4%)
  Age of child = 13–18 years old 4   4 (44.4%)
Region    
  Northeast 1 N/A 1 (7.7%)
  Midwest 1   1 (7.7%)
  South 6   6 (42.9%)
  West 6   6 (42.9%)