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Table 3 Differences in Mean Attitude Factor Scores *by Background Characteristics

From: Physicians' attitudes about obesity and their associations with competency and specialty: A cross-sectional study

Background Characteristics Physician Discomfort/Bias Physician Success Positive Outcome Expectancies Negative Outcome Expectancies
Specialty         
   Internal Medicine 1.77 (.58) P = .085 2.74 (.58) P = .512 2.49 (.49) P < .001 2.75 (.63) P < .001
   Pediatrics 1.64 (.52)   2.73 (.60)   2.85 (.53) Peds > IM, Psych 2.90 (.61) Psych < IM, Peds
   Psychiatry 1.87 (.65)   2.65 (.56)   2.53 (.52)   2.38 (.55)  
Gender         
   Male 1.78 (.58) P = .869 2.70 (.56) P = .894 2.49 (.53) P = .007 2.68 (.62) P = .197
   Female 1.76 (.62)   2.71 (.57)   2.68 (.52)   2.58 (.65)  
  1. *4-point Likert Scale (Disagree Strongly [1]; Disagree Somewhat [2]; Agree Somewhat [3]; and Agree Strongly [4])