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Table 1 Characteristics of rheumatologists who completed the survey

From: Management of Inflammatory Arthritis in pregnancy: a National Cross-Sectional Survey of Canadian rheumatologists

Characteristics N (%)a
Sex (n = 87)
 Female 50 (58)
 Male 37 (43)
Province (n = 87)
 Ontario 27 (31)
 Alberta 21 (24)
 Quebec 14 (16)
 British Columbia 11 (13)
 Nova Scotia 4 (5)
 Saskatchewan 3 (3)
 Manitoba 3 (3)
 New Brunswick 3 (3)
 Newfoundland/Labrador 1 (1)
Practice setting (n = 88)
 Academic/teaching hospital 61 (69)
 Group community practice 13 (15)
 Solo community practice 9 (10)
 Other, specifyb 5 (6)
Percent of time spent seeing patients (n = 87)
  < 25% 11 (13)
 25 to 50% 15 (17)
 51 to 75% 24 (28)
  > 75% 37 (43)
Years spent practicing rheumatology (n = 87)
 Currently in training 10 (11)
 5 years or less 17 (19)
 6 to 10 years 11 (13)
 11 to 20 years 17 (20)
  > 20 years 32 (37)
Proportion of patients with inflammatory arthritis (n = 86)
  < 25% 2 (2)
 25 to 50% 15 (17)
 51 to 75% 49 (57)
  > 75% 20 (23)
Proportion of inflammatory arthritis patients that are women of childbearing age (n = 87)
 0 0 (0)
 1 to 25% 43 (49)
 26 to 50% 37 (43)
 51 to 75% 5 (6)
  > 75% 2 (2)
Refer pregnant inflammatory arthritis patients or those considering pregnancy to an “expert” colleague (n = 87)
 Yes 33 (38)
 No 54 (62)
Follow inflammatory arthritis patients during pregnancy (n = 87)
 Yes 76 (87)
 No 11 (12)
  1. a % calculated on completed responses; b Others included: rheumatology trainee, not practicing, community with academic and research ‘agenda’, subspecialized academic clinic, and mixed academic/solo community practice