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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics (N = 18)

From: Interpreting and acting upon home blood pressure readings: a qualitative study

Characteristic N
Gender  
    Female 7
    Male 11
Age (years) M = 54; Median = 55; Min = 23, Max = 93
Education  
    Degree or degree equivalent and above 17
    Higher education to less than degree level 1
Nationality  
    British 14
    British/Egyptian 1
    Non-British 3
Employment status  
    Employed 9
    Unemployed 1
    Retired 4
    Other (e.g. student, self-employed) 4
Marital status  
    Married 14
    Divorced 2
    Single 1
    Missing 1
Self-reported health condition prompting the device purchase  
    1. Hypertension or elevated BP readings 8
    2. High BP during pregnancy or fear of high BP during pregnancy 4
    3. BP related problems as a result of other health conditions (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer) or medication 3
    4. Hypotension 2
    5. White coat effect 1