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Table 1 Participants' sociodemographic characteristics

From: “It feels like an endless fight”: a qualitative study exploring healthcare utilization of persons with rheumatic conditions waiting for pain clinic admission

Characteristics n (%)
Gender
 Women 22 (84.6)
 Men 4 (15.4)
Age (years)
 < 40 3 (11.5)
 40–55 12 (46.2)
 56–70 10 (38.5)
 > 70 1 (3.8)
Education (highest degree obtained)
 Elementary 1 (3.8)
 High school 8 (30.8)
 College 5 (19.2)
 University 12 (46.2)
Employment status
 Employed (full-time or part-time) 3 (11.5)
 Sick leave / on temporary disability 6 (23.1)
 Sick leave / on permanent disability 5 (19.2)
 Retired 10 (38.5)
 Other 2 (7.7)
Household income (CADa)
 ≤20,000 5 (19.2)
 20,001–30,000 5 (19.2)
 30,001–40,000 3 (11.5)
 40,001–50,000 2 (7.7)
 50,001–70,000 3 (11.5)
 > 70,000 7 (26.9)
 Missing 1 (3.8)
Diagnosisb
 Fibromyalgia (FM) 18 (69.2)
 Osteoarthritis (OA) 11 (42.3)
 Ankylosing spondylitis 6 (23.1)
 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 3 (11.5)
 Spondylodiscitis 1 (3.8)
Pain clinic wait list status
 On a wait list 16 (61.5)
 Has consulted 6 (23.1)
 Removed from a wait list 2 (7.7)
 Consulted before and back on wait list 2 (7.7)
Wait time durationc
 < 6 months 5 (19.2)
 6–12 months 2 (7.7)
 1–2 years 9 (34.6)
 2–5 years 8 (30.8)
 > 5 years 1 (3.8)
  1. a CAD: Canadian dollars
  2. b More than one answer was possible
  3. c Including patients on a wait list, those who consulted and those who were excluded