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Table 1 Summary of patient demographics

From: Atrial fibrillation care in rural communities: a mixed methods study of physician and patient perspectives

  Survey (n = 101) Focus group (n = 18)
n (%) n (%)
Average age (SD) 71.8 (9.0) 72.2 (5.6)
Female 42 (41.6) 8 (44.4)
Education
 Less than high school 5 (5.0)
 Partial high school 20 (19.8) 3 (16.7)
 High school 23 (22.8) 6 (33.3)
 Some college 18 (17.8) 1 (5.56)
 College/University 25 (24.8) 7 (38.9)
 Other 10 (9.9) 1 (5.56)
Income
 Less than $25,000 38 (37.6) 3 (16.7)
 $25,000 - $50,000 37 (36.6) 11 (61.1)
 $51,000 - $75,000 15 (14.9) 2 (11.2)
 Over $75,000 8 (7.9)
Marital status
 Single 2 (2.0)
 Married/Remarried 66 (65.3) 15 (83.5)
 Common law 6 (5.9) 1 (5.5)
 Divorced 6 (5.9) 1 (5.5)
 Widowed 20 (19.8) 1 (5.5)
 Separated 1 (1.0)
Ethnicity
 Caucasian 90 (89.1) 17 (94.5)
 Aboriginal/First nations 3 (3.0)
 African-Canadian 2 (2.0)
 Other 5 (5.0) 1 (5.5)
Health history
 High blood pressure 51 (50.5) 10 (55.5)
 Arthritis 37 (36.6) 9 (50.0)
 Coronary hearth disease 17 (16.8) 3 (16.7)
 Diabetes 25 (24.8) 4 (22.2)
 Sleep apnea 24 (23.8) 6 (33.3)
 Eye problems 22 (21.8) 4 (22.2)
 Thyroid disease 14 (13.9) 5 (27.7)
 COPD 11 (10.9) 2 (11.1)
 Stroke 8 (7.9) 4 (22.2)
# of Comorbidities
 Zero 10 (9.9)
 One 34 (33.7) 4 (22.2)
 Two 26 (25.7) 6 (33.3)
 Three 15 (14.9) 5 (27.7)
  ≥ Four 16 (15.9) 3 (16.7)
 Median 2 2