Table 1

Demographics of stakeholders

Participants characteristicsRegistered participants (n=238)Consensus meeting (n=47)
CliniciansPatientsTotalCliniciansPatientsTotal
Gender
 Male10818 126 23225
 Female4565 110 101222
 Did not answer20 2 000
Region
 Northern England3718 55 8210
 Midland228 30 516
 Southeast England5833 91 13922
 Southwest England208 28 325
 Wales66 12 101
 Scotland76 13 101
 Northern Ireland23 5 202
 Did not answer31 4 000
Type of hospital
 DGH5664 120 10717
 Tertiary unit9717 114 23730
 Private1 1 000
 Other1 1 000
 Did not answer20 0 000
Other clinicians characteristics
 Length of consultant appointment (years)
  0–5468
  6–10344
  11–205316
  >20205
Other patient characteristics
Age (years)
  20–29 323
  30–39 274
  40–49 175
  50–59 52
 Years with Crohn’s disease (years)
  0–5 254
  6–10 192
  11–20 246
  >20 152
 Years with anal fistula (years)
  0–5 522
  6–10 188
  11–20 112
  >20 10
  Did not answer2
 Fistula status
  First anal fistula 242
  Previously healed anal fistula, now new fistula 122
  Recurrent anal fistula 324
  Fistula healed following intervention 121
  Did not answer 05