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Table 1 Sample Characteristics of Patients with CKD (n = 24) and Health Professionals (n = 23) per Focus Group

From: Psychosocial barriers and facilitators for adherence to a healthy lifestyle among patients with chronic kidney disease: a focus group study

Participants No. of Participants Age Range Education Level Gender CKD stage range Kidney Transplantation
Low High Male Female Yes No
Patients 6 55–85 4 1a 4 2 4–5 1 5
Patients 7 35–74 4 3 5 2 2–4 7 0
Patients 7 37–79 4 3 6 1 1–5 0 7
Patients 4 48–69 1 3 3 1 2–4 3 1
Professionals 6 42–62 0 6 1 5    
Professionals 6 25–61 0 6 1 5    
Professionals 5 35–57 0 5 2 3    
Professionals 6 34–61 1 5 2 4    
  1. aOne patient did not complete this question. Abbreviations: CKD, chronic kidney disease; No., number. Low education includes primary, pre-vocational and vocational education; high education includes advanced levels of secondary and tertiary education