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A total of 177 providers participated in the 2001 Contraceptive Technology Update Contraception Survey, which monitors contraceptive trends and family planning issues among readers. Results were tallied and analyzed by American Health Consultants in Atlanta, publisher of CTU and www.contraceptiveupdate.com.
Just more than 75% of responses came from nurse practitioners or registered nurses. Physicians represented 13% of the responses, with allied health professionals and health educators comprising more than 5% of the response group. About 7% listed other professions. About 80% of respondents identified themselves as care providers, with nearly 15% involved in administration.
More than half of the respondents said they were employed at public health facilities, with about 10% working in private practice settings. More than 13% listed student health centers as their place of employment, with about 11% working in hospitals. The remaining 14% work in other settings.
Rural and urban settings each comprise more than 35% of respondents’ employment locations. About 26% of CTU readers said they worked in a suburban setting.