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Table 2 Characteristics of stakeholders recruited by sampling method

From: Comparing two sampling methods to engage hard-to-reach communities in research priority setting

Characteristic Snowball sampling stakeholders N (%) Purposive plus convenience sampling stakeholders N (%) P Valuea
Stakeholders 55 (100 %) 62 (100 %)
Age, mean ± SD (years) 58 ± 11.97 57 ± 9.77 0.624c
Gender
 Female 38 (69) 40 (65) 0.60
 Male 17 (31) 22 (35)  
Race/Ethnicity
 Hispanic 48 (87) 45 (73) 0.049
 Non-Hispanic White 7 (13) 17 (27)  
Employment Status
 Employed 17 (31) 38 (61) <0.001
 Disability 26 (47) 6 (10)  
 Retired 8 (15) 16 (26)  
 Unemployed 4 (7) 2 (3)  
Occupation 17 (100 %) 38 (100 %) 0.474b
 Administrative 1 (6.25) 6 (16)  
 Agriculture 2 (6.25) 3 (8)  
 Business 2 (12.5) 8 (21)  
 Domestic Labor 3 (18.75) 7 (18)  
 Education 2 (12.5) 2 (5)  
 Government 3 (18.75) 1 (3)  
 Healthcare 2 (12.5) 2 (5)  
 Manual Labor 2 (12.5) 6 (16)  
 Self-employed 0 (0) 3 (8)  
Primary Language
 English 46 (84) 55 (89) 0.089
 Spanish 9 (16) 7 (11)  
  1. aChi-Square test
  2. bFisher’s Exact test
  3. cTwo independent sample t test with unequal variances assumption