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Table 2 Comparison between participants in quantitative and qualitative components

From: Using quantitative and qualitative data in health services research – what happens when mixed method findings conflict? [ISRCTN61522618]

  Quantitative Group (n = 126) Qualitative Study Sub-Sample (n = 25)
Mean age (range) 70.6 74.6
% Males 56.3 44.0
% Living as a couple 55.6 52.0
% In Council Tax Bands A & B* 72.2 76.0
% Long term limiting illness 64.3 76.0
% Current smokers 19.1 8.0
SF-36 Physical Mean Score 27.45 25.22
SF-36 Mental 51.44 53.55
HAD-Anxiety 5.86 5.88
HAD-Depression 4.49 3.24
  1. * Living in residence of low value