Table 1.

Characteristics of respondents to the Stand Up and Be Counted survey1. Values are n (%) unless otherwise specified.

Respondent CharacteristicsTotal, Pediatric Includes Adult and RheumatologistsAdult RheumatologistsPediatric Rheumatologists
Distribution by province or regionn1 = 355n = 304n = 51
  British Columbia51 (15)43 (14)8 (16)
  AlbertaPrairies2: 73 (20)42 (14)Prairies2: 13 (25)
  Saskatchewan9 (3)
  Manitoba9 (3)
  Ontario136 (38)117 (38)19 (37)
  Quebec69 (19)63 (21)6 (12)
  Atlantic provinces323 (7)18 (6)5 (10)
  Location not specified3 (1)3 (1)0 (0)
Yrs in practicen = 351n = 300n = 51
  ≤ 5 yrs86 (25)68 (22)18 (35)
  6–10 yrs43 (12)38 (13)5 (10)
  11–20 yrs82 (23)66 (22)16 (31)
  21–30 yrs74 (21)68 (22)6 (12)
  31+ yrs66 (19)60 (20)6 (12)
Median agen = 341n = 292n = 49
  Yrs (provincial range of median age in yrs)50 (46–55)51 (47–54)44 (40–61)
Malen = 351n = 300n = 51
  Percent (provincial range of % male rheumatologist)47 (36–57)50 (33–63)31 (0–50)
Retirement plansn = 355n = 304n = 51
  Retire in 5 yrs52 (15)45 (15)7 (14)
  Retire in 10 yrs63 (17)57 (19)5 (10)
Retirement plans, provincial rangen = 352n = 301n = 51
  Provincial retirement in 5 yrs, %, range9–318–300–50
  Provincial retirement in 10 yrs, %, range9–2211–260–13
  • Em dashes (—) indicate a cell size too small to report (n < 6).

  • 1 n = total no. respondents for each question.

  • 2 Because of small cell sizes in some provinces, the prairie provinces were combined for pediatric responses. The prairie provinces include Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

  • 3 Because of small cell sizes, aggregated data for the Atlantic provinces are reported. The Atlantic provinces include Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.