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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