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Table 1 Participants’ clinical and sociodemographic characteristics

From: The burden of waiting to access pain clinic services: perceptions and experiences of patients with rheumatic conditions

Gender n (%)
 Women 22 (84.6)
 Men 4 (15.4)
Age
  < 40 3 (11.5)
 40–55 12 (46.2)
 56–70 10 (38.5)
  > 70 1 (3.8)
Education (highest completed level)
 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 (CAD)
  < 20,001 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)
Diagnosisa
 Fibromyalgia 18 (69.2)
 Osteoarthritis 11 (42.3)
 Rheumatoid arthritis 3 (11.5)
 Ankylosing spondylitis 6 (23.1)
Pain duration (years, mean ± SD) 9.2 ± 8.3
Wait list status
 On the wait list 16 (61.5)
 Has consulted 6 (23.1)
 Excluded from the list 2 (7.7)
 Consulted before and back on wait list 2 (7.7)
Wait time durationb
  < 2 months 1 (3.8)
 2–6 months 4 (15.4)
 6–12 months 2 (7.7)
 1–2 years 9 (34.6)
 2–5 years 8 (30.8)
  > 5 years 1 (3.8)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aMore than one answer was possible
  3. bIncluding patients on a wait list, those who consulted and those who were excluded
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