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Table 2 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Indigenous patient participants (n = 146)

From: Difficult conversations: Australian Indigenous patients’ views on kidney transplantation

  Number Percent
Age (years)
 20–29 5 3.4
 30–39 19 13.0
 40–49 44 30.1
 50–59 50 34.2
 60–69 21 14.4
 ≥ 70 7 4.8
Gender
 Female 76 52.1
 Male 70 47.9
Place of interview
 New South Wales (4 sites) 10 6.8
 Northern Territory (5 sites) 43 29.5
 Queensland (6 sites) 38 26.0
 South Australia (3 sites) 10 6.8
 Western Australia (5 sites) 45 30.8
Has dependantsa
 Yes 76 52.1
 No 68 46.6
Current accommodationa
 Own home 17 11.6
 Rental accommodation 103 70.5
 Otherb 25 17.1
Highest level of educationa
 Post-secondary 13 8.9
 Completed secondary school 7 4.8
 Some secondary 71 48.6
 Primary only 35 24.0
 No formal education 17 11.6
Time since dialysis startc
 < 1 year 28 19.2
 1–2 years 29 19.9
 3–5 years 50 34.2
 6–10 years 37 25.3
 > 10 years 2 1.4
  1. aNumber missing: has dependants (2); current accommodation (1); highest level of education (3)
  2. bIncludes hostel, nursing home and staying with family
  3. cincludes patients (4) with functioning graft at time of interview
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