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Table 1 Focus group sampling characteristics

From: Patients' views and experiences of technology based self-management tools for the treatment of hypertension in the community: A qualitative study

Group 1 Males, 45–60 years; urban; mix of working and not working or retired; range of when diagnosed with hypertension (< and >12 months); mix of those who take medication and those who don’t; some with other medical conditions, some without; mix of those with medical card and those without; mix of participants of high, medium and low technology literacy.
Group 2 Females, 60+ years; urban; mix of working and not working or retired; range of when diagnosed with hypertension (< and >12 months); mix of those who take medication and those who don’t; some with other medical conditions, some without; mix of those with medical card and those without; mix of participants of high, medium and low technology literacy.
Group 3 Females, 45–60 years; rural; mix of working and not working or retired; range of when diagnosed with hypertension (< and >12 months); mix of those who take medication and those who don’t; some with other medical conditions, some without; mix of those with medical card and those without; mix of participants of high, medium and low technology literacy.
Group 4 Males, 60+ years; rural; mix of working and not working or retired; range of when diagnosed with hypertension (< and >12 months); mix of those who take medication and those who don’t; some with other medical conditions, some without; mix of those with medical card and those without; mix of participants of high, medium and low technology literacy.
Group 5 Males, 60+ years; urban; mix of working and not working or retired; range of when diagnosed with hypertension (< and >12 months); mix of those who take medication and those who don’t; some with other medical conditions, some without; mix of those with medical card and those without; mix of participants of high, medium and low technology literacy.
Group 6 Females, 45–60 years, rural mix of working and not working or retired; range of when diagnosed with hypertension (< and >12 months); mix of those who take medication and those who don’t; some with other medical conditions, some without; mix of those with medical card and those without; mix of participants of high, medium and low technology literacy.