Table 3:

Demographics and characteristics of opioid agonist therapy prescribers

CharacteristicsNo. (%)* of OAT prescribers
n = 352
Age, yr
 Median (IQR)46 (37–56)
 25–44159 (45.2)
 45–5497 (27.6)
 55–6476 (21.6)
 ≥ 6520 (5.7)
Sex
 Female105 (29.8)
 Male247 (70.2)
Years in practice
 < 526 (7.4)
 5–1066 (18.8)
 ≥ 10260 (73.9)
Specialty
 General practice or family physician238 (67.6)
 Psychiatry23 (6.5)
 Internal medicine13 (3.7)
 Family physician/emergency physician54 (15.3)
 Anesthesiology7 (2.0)
 Other17 (4.8)
  • Note: IQR = interquartile range, OAT = opioid agonist therapy.

  • * Unless otherwise specified.