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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Prescription medicine sharing: exploring patients’ beliefs and experiences

Characteristics Number (N = 17)
Gender  
 Male 5
 Female 12
Age in yearsa (Mean age = 41.2 years, Range: 23–69 years)  
 20 - 30 6
 31 - 40 2
 41 - 50 3
 51 - 60 2
 60+ 2
Ethnicity  
 New Zealand European 10
 Chinese 4
 Others (Indian, Māori, Brazilian) 3
Highest level of education attended  
 Tertiary education (college and above) 15
 Secondary school 2
Working status  
 Working full time 10
 Working part time 1
 Retired 2
 Student 3
 Unwaged 1
Monthly income (in NZD)a  
 <1000 2
 1001 – 2000 7
 2001 – 4000 2
 4001 – 6000 2
 6000+ 2
Have you been taking any prescription medicines in the past one year?  
 Yes 16
 No 1
  1. aData were not obtained from two participants