Table 2

Provision of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Screening and Medication Services to US Adults, 1995; National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey legend

Cholesterol TestingBlood Pressure MeasurementLipid-Lowering MedicationsBlood Pressure Medications
Percentage of Visits with ServiceAdjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)Percentage of Visits with ServiceAdjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)Percentage of Visits with ServiceAdjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)Percentage of Visits with ServiceAdjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Internal medicine10.91.00 reference78.91.00 reference4.31.00 reference25.11.00 reference
Family practice5.30.60 (0.51–0.71)67.90.66 (0.60–0.72)1.90.66 (0.51–0.87)12.70.66 (0.58–0.74)
General practice4.80.52 (0.43–0.63)63.10.51 (0.47–0.57)2.40.83 (0.62–1.11)14.40.67 (0.58–0.76)
Obstetrics/gynecology2.80.34 (0.26–0.45)73.30.95 (0.85–1.06)0.20.17 (0.07–0.43)1.30.12 (0.08–0.17)
Cardiology12.40.92 (0.71–1.19)83.91.03 (0.84–1.26)13.32.55 (1.90–3.41)50.62.40 (2.00–2.88)
Other medical specialties8.31.05 (0.85–1.29)65.50.55 (0.49–0.63)1.60.53 (0.35–0.81)18.00.84 (0.72–0.99)
Surgery0.30.05 (0.03–0.07)10.40.04 (0.03–0.04)0.30.17 (0.11–0.26)2.20.09 (0.08–0.11)
Other specialties0.70.10 (0.07–0.15)20.20.09 (0.08–0.10)0.30.20 (0.11–0.36)3.10.22 (0.18–0.27)
Total4.650.21.911.6
  • Odds ratio of likelihood of prevention services during a visit relative to visits to general internists, adjusted for patient age, sex, race, payment source, geographic region, cardiovascular disease, smoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, general medical examination, first visit to physician and cardiac reason for visit.

  • legend 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.