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Table 4 Bivariate analyses of associations between continuous putative variables and total wait time

From: Practice patterns and determinants of wait time for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in Canada

Continuous variables Test (rs) p
Time spent on assessment (minutes) 0.31 0.02a
Years in practice −0.13 0.34
Categorical variables Median wait time (months) Test p
Type of assessor Kruskal-Wallis chi-squared = 3.66 0.16a
 Developmental pediatrician 6.5
 General pediatrician 7.5
 Other 3
Accepts referral from family doctor Wilcoxon rank sum test W = 200 0.24
 Yes 7
 No 6
Practices in team Wilcoxon rank sum test W = 308.5 0.25
 Yes 9
 No 6.5
Catchment Kruskal-Wallis chi-squared = 2.85 0.42
 Within city only 6.5
 Within regional health authority 9
 Within province/territory 6.5
 No defined catchment 6.5
Province of practice Kruskal-Wallis chi-squared = 13.67 0.19 a
 British Columbia 9.5
 Alberta 5
 Ontario 6.5
 Quebec 14.5
 New Brunswick 8.5
 Otherb 7.5
  1. aVariable meets cutoff of p < 0.2 to be included in regression analysis
  2. b“Other” is the median wait time for provinces with one respondent (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, and Nunavut) that have been collapsed in the displayed results to prevent identification of individual respondents’ wait times