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Table 3 Sample characteristics

From: What support is needed to self-manage a rheumatic disorder: a qualitative study

  Face-to-face interviews N (%) Focus group interviews N (%) Total N (%)
Gender
 Female 3 (50.0%) 11 (78.6%) 14 (70.0%)
 Male 3 (50.0%) 3 (50.0%) 6 (30.0%)
Age
 34–44 years 2 (33.3%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (10.0%))
 45–54 years 0 (0.0%) 3 (21.4%) 3 (15.0%)
 55–64 years 3 (50.0%) 7 (50.0%) 10 (50.0%)
 > 65 years 1 (16.7%) 4 (28.5%) 5 (25.0%)
Marital state
 Cohabiting/married 4 (67.3%) 8 (57.2%) 12 (60.0%)
 Widow 0 (0.0%) 1 (7.1%) 1 (5.0%)
 Single 2 (33.3%) 5 (35.7%) 7 (35.0%)
Diagnosis
 Rheumatoid arthritis 6 (100%) 10 (71.4%) 16 (80.0%)
 Psoriatic arthritis 0 (0.0%) 2 (14.3%) 2 (10.0%)
 Ankylosing spondylitis 0 (0.0%) 2 (14.3%) 2 (10.0%)
Years of diagnosis
 < 5 years 0 (0.0%) 1 (7.1%) 1 (5.0%)
 5–10 years 2 (33.3%) 7 (50.0%) 9 (45.0%)
 > 10 years 4 (66.7%) 6 (42.9%) 10 (50.0%)
Employment
 Yes 4 (66.7%) 2 (14.2%) 5 (25.0%)
 No 2 (33.3%) 12 (85.8%) 15 (75.0%)