Table 1

Physician demographics and professional characteristics from 1996 to 2016

1996 survey1998 survey2000 survey2002 survey2004 survey2006 survey2008 survey2010 survey2012 survey2014 survey2016 survey
Total, n240 396248 593253 906261 099270 353277 927286 691295 045303 262311 201319 474
Sex, n %
 Male208 20786.6%213 59185.9%217 61285.7%220 28184.4%225 73183.5%229 99882.8%234 69581.9%239 14981.1%243 62280.3%247 69879.6%251 98378.9%
 Female32 18913.4%35 00214.1%36 29414.3%40 81815.6%44 62216.5%47 92917.2%51 99618.1%55 89618.9%59 64019.7%63 50320.4%67 49121.1%
Age, n %
 ≤3996 67840.2%96 08538.7%93 47136.8%93 02535.6%92 78834.3%93 40933.6%93 25432.5%93 09331.6%93 35130.8%93 32830.0%94 66529.6%
 40–5472 96730.4%81 44132.8%89 72635.3%94 94236.4%98 87036.6%101 64536.6%105 47736.8%106 97736.3%107 12235.3%106 85034.3%105 86133.1%
 55–6943 95718.3%40 26816.2%39 32315.5%41 20815.8%46 33717.1%50 68418.2%56 77219.8%64 34221.8%72 45623.9%80 46025.9%88 27327.6%
 ≥7026 79411.1%30 79912.4%31 38612.4%31 92412.2%32 35812.0%32 18911.6%31 18810.9%30 63310.4%30 33310.0%30 5639.8%30 6759.6%
Years of experience, n %
 0–14102 94742.8%101 88641.0%99 83539.3%99 17438.0%98 56036.5%97 52735.1%97 27133.9%96 95632.9%97 34832.1%98 93031.8%99 64231.2%
 15–2970 54629.3%76 25430.7%82 90932.7%89 45734.3%96 83635.8%102 64736.9%107 25537.4%108 89036.9%108 89035.9%107 09334.4%106 33933.3%
 30–4437 89515.8%40 94816.5%41 55816.4%42 97916.5%45 15316.7%48 35817.4%53 59118.7%61 01720.7%67 64222.3%74 55224.0%81 86725.6%
 ≥4529 00812.1%29 50511.9%29 60411.7%29 48911.3%29 80411.0%29 39510.6%28 57410.0%28 1829.6%29 3829.7%30 6269.8%31 6269.9%
Physician density level, n %
 High160 43966.7%165 22766.5%168 07466.2%172 26766.0%178 51666.0%183 16465.9%189 56666.1%195 44966.2%201 74366.5%207 09766.5%212 29366.5%
 Intermediate50 94421.2%52 34921.1%53 96321.3%55 85921.4%58 06521.5%60 79421.9%61 91921.6%63 51521.5%64 96421.4%67 00321.5%69 83821.9%
 Low29 01312.1%31 01712.5%31 86912.6%32 97312.6%33 77212.5%33 96912.2%35 20612.3%36 08112.2%36 55512.1%37 10111.9%37 34311.7%
Workplace, n %
 Urban110 81346.1%114 32646.0%116 83846.0%120 04246.0%125 48146.4%130 06146.8%136 20447.5%141 60548.0%146 89548.4%151 99548.8%156 24948.9%
 Intermediate111 14646.2%115 14046.3%117 68246.3%121 38046.5%125 15546.3%128 32246.2%131 10045.7%134 16845.5%137 17945.2%140 10545.0%143 96945.1%
 Rural18 4377.7%19 1277.7%19 3867.6%19 6777.5%19 7177.3%19 5447.0%19 3876.8%19 2726.5%19 1886.3%19 1016.1%19 2566.0%
Type of institution, n %
 Clinic81 88834.1%83 83233.7%87 76434.6%89 81534.4%92 98234.4%95 21334.3%97 62634.1%99 46233.7%100 54033.2%101 88132.7%102 45332.1%
 Academic hospital41 10317.1%41 09516.5%41 55116.4%42 87016.4%43 42216.1%44 68816.1%46 56316.2%48 55716.5%50 40416.6%52 30616.8%55 18717.3%
 Other hospital106 82344.4%111 98845.0%112 14944.2%115 40944.2%120 25244.5%123 63944.5%127 70244.5%132 40844.9%137 90145.5%142 65545.8%147 11546.0%
 Others10 5824.4%11 6784.7%12 4424.9%13 0055.0%13 6975.1%14 3875.2%14 8005.2%14 6185.0%14 4174.8%14 3594.6%14 7194.6%
Specialty, n %
 Primary care111 59946.4%111 90845.0%113 45544.7%112 70943.2%111 97541.4%107 11738.5%108 28937.8%109 49637.1%110 43136.4%111 79535.9%112 44535.2%
 Other128 79753.6%136 68555.0%140 45155.3%148 39056.8%158 37858.6%170 81061.5%178 40262.2%185 54962.9%192 83163.6%199 40664.1%207 02964.8%