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Table 2 Characteristics of interview participants

From: Young people’s views about consenting to data linkage: findings from the PEARL qualitative study

Category Number Percent
 All interviewees 55 100
Age
 17 years 12 21.8
 18 years 35 63.6
 19 years 8 14.5
Gender
 Female 31 56.4
 Male 24 43.6
Ethnicity
 White British 51 92.7
 Other 3 5.5
 Refused 1 1.8
Qualifications
 At university 7 12.7
 A-levels 25 45.5
 GCSE’s 8 14.5
 Other (e.g. NVQ, BTEC) 12 12.8
 None 3 5.45
Employment status
 Employed 10 18.2
 Student 36 65.5
 Unemployed 9 16.4
Health
 Disability/long term illness 9 16.4
 No disability/long term illness 46 83.6
ALSPAC participation history
 Engaged 41 74.5
 Partially engaged 4 7.3
 Disengaged 6 10.9
 Eligible to participate 4 7.3
Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) score
 (most deprived) 1 12 21.8
 2 16 29.1
 3 6 10.9
 4 7 12.7
 (least deprived) 5 14 25.5