Table 2

Medications and survey questions by survey language group

VariableSurvey language groupP value
English survey (n=86)Spanish survey (n=65)
In the past 1 year, my lupus doctor has had at least one discussion regarding contraception with me<0.001*
 No23 (27.4%)43 (70.5%)
 Yes61 (72.6%)18 (29.5%)
In the past 1 year, my lupus doctor has asked what my plans are, if any, for pregnancy<0.001*
 No22 (26.2%)35 (54.7%)
 Yes62 (73.8%)29 (45.3%)
My lupus doctor has told me that it’s important that my lupus is in remission before becoming pregnant†0.999
 No4 (16.0%)3 (15.0%)
 Yes21 (84.0%)17 (85.0%)
My lupus doctor has explained which medications I should continue when I’m trying to become pregnant or when I’m pregnant†0.450
 No7 (29.2%)8 (40.0%)
 Yes17 (70.8%)12 (60.0%)
My lupus doctor has explained which medications I should NOT continue during a pregnancy or if I'm trying to get pregnant†0.049*
 No4 (17.4%)9 (45.5%)
 Yes19 (82.6%)11 (55.5%)
  • Numbers represent frequency (column percent).

  • *Significant at p<0.05.

  • †These questions were answered only by individuals who had answered ‘yes’ to trying to become pregnant or ever being pregnant after receiving a diagnosis of SLE.