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Table 2 Transition counseling by youth characteristics and perception of autonomy support

From: Youth report of healthcare transition counseling and autonomy support from their rheumatologist

  Discussed seeing providers who treat adults (% yes) Discussed healthcare needs of adults (% yes) Discussed acquiring insurance as an adult (% yes) Providers encourage self-care responsibility (% usually or always)
Overall 33.7 40.8 22.0 62.7
Age     
 14-16 22.2 32.9 16.7 59.7
 17-19 51.2* 51.9* 29.6 70.4
Sex     
 Female 35.2 39.8 23.6 66.1
 Male 25.0 45.6 13.6 54.6
Race/ethnicity     
 White 50.0 40.0 22.4 62.6
 Non-white 30.7 45.8 20.8 69.6
Location     
 Urban 34.7 41.3 22.8 66.9
 Rural 16.7 33.3 11.1 30.0*
PedsQL (total)     
 Low 39.6 41.9 26.6 63.1
 High 28.6 39.7 17.7 65.2
Autonomy Support     
 Low 27.6 24.6 23.0 49.2
 High 38.6 55.1* 21.1 77.1*
  1. * Comparisons of independent variable values for each HCT question significant at p ≤ 0.05 by Pearson’s chi-square test.