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Study evaluates private time of young patients with physicians

Roughly 50% of Americans between the ages of 13 and 26 have private time with their doctors, based on data from a study of 1,918 individuals who were surveyed on the topic. As reported in the Journal of Adolescent Health, findings showed factors linked to private time during consultations included older age, a higher household income and being of the same gender as the physician, and patients with private time tended to be more vocal on sensitive topics.

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