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Table 2 Healthcare Professionals’ Characteristics

From: The value of non-invasive prenatal testing: preferences of Canadian pregnant women, their partners, and health professionals regarding NIPT use and access

Characteristic % of Health Professionals n = 184
Age
 Mean (SD) 41.8 (10.3)
Gender
 Female 78.3
 Male 19.0
Main field of practice
 Genetic counselor 29.3
 Obstetrician Gynecologist 28.8
 Clinical geneticist 9.8
 Nurse 6.5
 Midwife 5.4
 General Practitioner 3.8
 Other 16.4
Years of practice
 Mean (SD) 12.4 (9.5)
Province of practice
 BC 15.8
 AB 13.0
 MB 0.5
 ON 35.3
 QC 28.3
 Atlantic Provinces 3.8
 Territories (Nunavut/NWT/Yukon) 0.5
Practice environment
 Public hospital 50.0
 Research hospital 20.7
 Private practice 15.2
 Public health organization 5.4
 Other 8.7
Years of experience in prenatal setting
 Mean (SD) 10.6 (9.3)
Approx. # of prenatal patients seen in prenatal setting per week
 Mean (SD) 28 (76)
Approx. % of patients at ‘high risk’ for Down syndrome
 Mean (SD) 26.7 (28.3)
Experience in prenatal diagnosis for Down syndrome 87.5
Currently offering NIPT 73.6
Down syndrome screening currently offering
 Integrated prenatal screening (IPS) 62.7
 NIPT 55.1
 First trimester screening 38.9
 Quad screening 30.8
 Serum IPS 30.8
 Triple screening 12.4