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Table 1 Self-reported characteristics of 34 patient participants

From: Information from the Internet and the doctor-patient relationship: the patient perspective – a qualitative study

   Number of participants (%)
Gender Male 22 (64.7)
  Female 12 (35.3)
Age (years) 30 – 39 3 (8.8)
  40 – 49 4 (11.8)
  50 – 59 7 (20.6)
  60 – 69 16 (47.0)
  70 – 79 4 (11.8)
Employment Employed 8 (23.5)
  Economically inactive 26 (76.5)
Education School leaver 8 (23.5)
  A levels or vocational equivalent 7 (20.6)
  Degree, HND or similar 17 (50.0)
  Undisclosed 2 (5.9)
Ethnic group White British 26 (76.5)
  White European (non-British origin) 5 (14.7)
  Asian or British Asian 2 (5.9)
  Black or Black British 1 (2.9)
English first language Yes 29 (85.3
  No 5 (14.7)
Computer experience Novice 4 (11.8)
  Basic 9 (26.5)
  Experienced 21 (61.7)
Time since diagnosis (years) Less than 1 4 (11.8)
  Between 1 and 5 8 (23.5)
  More than 5 18 (52.9)
  Undisclosed 4 (11.8)