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Table 1 Characteristics of indigenous and non-indigenous participants (n = 241)

From: “Looking back to my family”: Indigenous Australian patients’ experience of hemodialysis

  Indigenous (n = 146) % Non-indigenous (n = 95) %
Female 524 42
Age group (years)   
  20-39 16 15
  40-59 64 52
  60+ 19 34
Married or in a de facto relationship 56 56
Has dependents 52 32
Completed secondary school or higher 14 38
Currently employed* 10 39
First language is English 42 86
Reads English not very well or not at all 27 7
Has a car 32 90
Has a phone 62 98
Uses the internet 9 46
Remote/very remote residence prior to diagnosis 71 15
Treatment modality   
  Centre- or satellite-based   hemodialysis 87 63
  Home hemodialysis or peritoneal   dialysis 10 18
  Functioning transplant 3 19
  1. * Includes full-time, part-time or casual employment.