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Table 2 Characteristics of participants

From: How the stigma of low literacy can impair patient-professional spoken interactions and affect health: insights from a qualitative investigation

Characteristic Individual interviews Focus groups
(N?=?25) (N?=?9)
Gender   
Female 18 (72%) 6 (67%)
Age band   
Teens 4 (16%) 1 (11%)
20s 6 (24%) 1 (11%)
30s 3 (12%) 1 (11%)
40s 5 (20%) 3 (33%
50s 7 (28%) 3 (33%)
Employment   
In paid employment 8 (32% Not recorded
Not in paid employment 14 (56%) Not recorded
Training for employment 3 (12%) Not recorded
Long term condition*   
Yes 14 (56%) Not recorded
Participation   
Previously interviewed Not applicable 5 (55%)
New to study Not applicable 4 (44%)
  1. *Participants were considered to have a long term condition if, on questioning, they reported any health problem that lasts a year or longer, impacts on a person’s life, and may require ongoing care and support.