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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of focus group participants (n=19)

From: “Let’s get the best quality research we can”: public awareness and acceptance of consent to use existing data in health research: a systematic review and qualitative study

  n %
Mean age in years (SD) 61 (4.84)  
Age range 54-69  
Marital status   
   Married / living as couple 16 84
   Single 1 5
   Divorced 2 11
Ethnicity   
   White British 18 95
   White other 1 5
Employment status   
   Employed 11 58
   Retired 5 26
   Unemployed seeking work 1 5
   Unemployed due to illness or disability 2 11
Mean SF-12 score*   
   Physical health component (score*) (52.06)  
   Mental health component (score*) (51.32)  
  1. SD standard deviation.
  2. *Range from 0 to 100, with scores below 50 indicating poorer than average health.