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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of cities/towns where focus groups were held *

From: The H1N1 pandemic: media frames, stigmatization and coping

  City A** City B City C City D
Population 600, 980 7,380 72,043 7,827
Race/Ethnicity     
  White 56% 85% 49% 98%
  Black 24% 11% 5% 0.4%
  Hispanic 16% 7% 60% 1.2%
Education     
  ≥ HS 84% 82% 58% 84%
  ≥ College 27% 31% 10% 17%
Income     
  Median HH Income $48,729 $60,752 $27,983 $49,310
  Families < Poverty Level 17% 4% 21% 4.5%
  Individuals < Poverty Level 21% 4% 24% 6.8%
  1. *Figures are based on 2000 and 2005-2007 US Census data.
  2. **Two of the five focus groups were held in City A.