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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participating pediatric rheumatologists in Canada and Germany/Austria

From: Treatment preferences in juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a comparative analysis in two health care systems

  German/Austrian physicians (N=109) Canadian physicians P*
   (N=38)  
Gender (% female) 43.9% 67.0% Ns
Level of training    
Pediatr. Rheumatologist** 70.6% 85.7%  
Pediatrician, board-cert. 24.8% 5.9% 0.002
Resident 4.6% 5.9%  
Median age (range) 45 years (30 – 70) 43 years (28 – 74) Ns
Years since graduation*** 19.6 ± 9.5 years 19.3 ± 12.0 years Ns
Type of practice    
Academic hospital 39.1% 97.1%  
Non-academic hospital 50.5% 2.9% <0.001
Community-based 10.5% 0%  
Country Germany 91.4% Canada 100%  
Austria 8.6%   
  1. *‘ns’ denotes P>0.05.
  2. ** board certification in paediatrics and subspecialisation in pediatric rheumatology.
  3. *** Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation.