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Table 1 Demographic comparison of the SOCAN membership and survey participants

From: Child abuse and neglect experts’ determination of when a child being left home alone constitutes child neglect

  SOCAN Membership Survey Respondentsa p valueb
Region
 Northeast 117 (22%) 32 (18%) 0.49
 Midwest 126 (24%) 47 (26%)  
 South 156 (30%) 62 (34%)  
 West 123 (24%) 42 (23%)  
Sex
 Male 162 (31%) 55 (29%) 0.70
 Female 361 (69%) 134 (71%)  
Degree
 MD/DO 496 (95%) 185 (97%) 0.36
 CPNP 12 (2%) 4 (2%)  
 PA/RN 15 (2%) 2 (1%)  
  1. Abbreviations: medical doctor, MD; doctor of osteopathy, DO; certified pediatric nurse practitioner, CPNP; physician’s assistant, PA; registered nurse, RN
  2. aColumn totals may not equal total number of respondents (N = 193) because of missing data
  3. bPearson chi square test