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Table 2 Characteristics of global health work of respondents reporting global health experience during/since fellowship (n=229), overall and by level of reported experience

From: Global health experiences of U.S. Physicians: a mixed methods survey of clinician-researchers and health policy leaders

Characteristic Overall Level of Global Health Experience*
     Low Moderate High
  % Reporting product, funder, population, or disease focus
  N % % % % p-value
Product Type
Peer-reviewed publication 108 47% 29% 57% 69% <0.01
Government or NGO report 81 35% 17 41 61 <0.01
Book or monograph 46 20% 5 17 48 <0.01
Media, web-only, or teaching material 131 57% 48 55 75 <0.01
Any above product 190 83% 73 90 94 <0.01
Funder of Global Health Work
NIH, CDC, or other US government agency 82 36% 22 43 52 <0.01
Other (non-US) government 62 27% 22 22 39 0.04
World Health Organization 33 14% 7 19 23 <0.01
Philanthropy 100 44% 35 45 58 0.01
IMF, NGO, or other organization 43 19% 15 17 27 0.16
Any above funding 179 78% 67 86 89 <0.01
Population Focus of Global Health Work
General population 101 44% 38 38 59 0.02
Health workforce (clinicians) 104 45% 38 47 56 0.07
Women or children 76 33% 31 22 47 0.01
HIV/AIDS 43 19% 12 17 31 <0.01
Other population focus** 37 16% 16 10 22 0.22
Disease Focus of Global Health Work
Infectious diseases 85 37% 32 38 45 0.21
Chronic diseases (non-infectious, cancer) 82 36% 29 38 45 0.09
Mental health or neurologic 43 19% 16 26 17 0.27
Reproductive health 36 16% 15 12 20 0.44
Injury 31 14% 9 9 23 0.02
Nutrition 24 10% 10 5 16 0.17
Surgical 12 5% 7 3 5 0.68
Environmental / occupational 11 5% 3 3 9 0.13
  1. * Low/Moderate/High level of GH experience defined by combination of 1) total number of GH products produced in career to date and 2) percentage of time dedicated to GH work in the past year. See text for details.
  2. ** Other population focus = displaced persons/refugees, racial/ethnic minorities, or elderly.