Table 1

Characteristics of healthcare providers and parents of children born during the pandemic who participated in focus groups

Healthcare providers
Profession
 Family physician1
 Paediatrician3
 Nurse practitioner1
 Speech language pathologist1
 Occupational therapist1
 Early childhood educator/childcare centre supervisor4
Practice setting
 Community4
 Academic6
 Not specified1
Sex
 Male2
 Female9
Parent participants
Age group
 18–250
 25–347
 35–444
 Not specified4
Sex
 Female15
 Male0
Parity
 First child10
 Second or more5
Ethnicity
 Asian6
 Black or African1
 White or Caucasian7
 Multiracial or biracial1
 Recent immigration (within 5 years)0
Annual income
 >100 000/year9
 No answer6
Educational level
 College/university6
 Graduate studies5
 Not indicated4
Employment status
 Employed full time10
 Unemployed1
 Not indicated4
Geographic location
 Urban12
 Rural1
 Northern1