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Table 1 Characteristics of sample of primary health care professionals (n = 18)

From: Perspectives from primary health care providers on their roles for supporting adolescents and young adults transitioning from pediatric services

Characteristics % (n)
Sex
 Female 83.3% (n = 15)
Age
 < 30–39 55.6% (n = 10)
 40–49 16.7% (n = 3)
 > 49 27.8% (n = 5)
Professional role
 Family physician 55.6% (n = 10)
 Nurse/Nurse practitioner 16.7% (n = 3)
 Social worker 16.7% (n = 3)
 Dietician 5.6% (n = 1)
 Psychologist 5.6% (n = 1)
Primary Care Network (PCN) affiliation
 Mosaic 22.2% (n = 4)
 South Calgary 22.2% (n = 4)
 Calgary West Central 22.2% (n = 4)
 Calgary Foothills 16.7% (n = 3)
 Rural or Highland 16.7% (n = 3)
Years of professional experience
 < 5 22.2% (n = 4)
 5- < 10 27.8% (n = 5)
 > 10 50.0% (n = 9)
PCP’s main patient population
 Adults (> 18) 22.2% (n = 4)
 Children/adolescents (< 18) 16.7% (n = 3)
 Both 61.1% (n = 11)
Number of children, adolescents, or young adults seen with complex chronic conditions
 < 10 27.8% (n = 5)
 10–15 16.7% (n = 3)
 > 15 55.6% (n = 10)
Method of children, adolescents, or young adults entrance into carea
 Transferred/referred from pediatric specialist(s) 50.0% (n = 9)
 Transferred/referred from adult specialist(s) 22.2% (n = 4)
 Patient self-referred 27.8% (n = 5)
 Since birth or childhood 33.3% (n = 6)
 Transferred from other family physician 22.2% (n = 4)
Practice location
 Sub-urban 55.6% (n = 10)
 Inner city 27.8% (n = 5)
 Rural 16.7% (n = 3)
  1. PCPs Primary Care Professionals
  2. aPCPs indicated receiving AYAs from multiple referral sources, so percentage of cases for method of entrance into care sum to > 100%