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Table 2 Selected demographic characteristics 1 of focus group participants (N = 48)

From: A qualitative examination of health and health care utilization after the September 11th terror attacks among World Trade Center Health Registry enrollees

  N %
Gender   
 Male 24 50.0
 Female 24 50.0
Age Group (Years)   
 18-24 11 22.9
 25-44 9 18.8
 45-64 23 47.9
 65+ 5 10.4
Source of Interview   
 Self 39 81.3
 Parents 6 12.5
 Not Provided 3 6.2
Race/Ethnicity   
 White (Non-Hispanic) 17 35.4
 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) 3 6.2
 Hispanic or Latino (any race) 15 31.3
 Asian 12 25.0
 Other 1 2.1
Highest Level of Education   
 Less than High School (HS) 11 22.9
 Trade Vocational School/HS Graduate/GED 6 12.5
 Some College 8 16.7
 College Graduate 18 37.5
 Postgraduate Degree 5 10.4
Household Income   
 Less than $25,000 14 29.2
 $25,000 to less than $50,000 10 20.8
 $50,000 to less than $75,000 11 22.9
 $75,000 to less than $150,000 13 27.1
Borough Lived In on 9/11   
 Manhattan 38 79.2
 Brooklyn 5 10.4
 Queens 3 6.2
 Bronx 2 4.2
Lived/Worked or went to school below Canal Street   
 Lived 19 39.5
 Worked 9 18.8
 Went To School 9 18.8
 Lived and Worked 9 18.8
 Neither 2 4.2
Rescue worker or volunteer at a WTC site   
 Yes 9 18.8
 No 39 81.2
  1. 1 Specific individuals were not personally identified in the transcripts.