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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Barriers to cancer symptom presentation among people from low socioeconomic groups: a qualitative study

Characteristics Participants
Recruitment source ICBP Welsh database (n = 20; 26 % response rate calculated as a proportion of those eligible for the study after verbal contact was made)
Snowball sampling (n = 8)
‘Communities First’ Partners (n = 2)
Gender Female (n = 17)
Male (n = 13)
Age 50–60 years (n = 10)
61–70 years (n = 13)
71–80 years (n = 5)
81–90 years (n = 2)
Symptom experience Previous diagnosis of cancer (n = 5)
Reported cancer symptoms (n = 16)
No cancer symptom experience (n = 9)
Educational attainment Finished school before age 15 (n = 15)
No qualifications or left school at age 16 (n = 15)
Main source of household income Wages or salary (n = 3)
Pension (n = 18)
Benefits (n = 8)
Other (n = 1)
Home ownership Owns home (n = 6)a
Privately rented housing (n = 11)
Housing association or sheltered housing (n = 7)
Council owned property (n = 6)
Car ownership Owns car (n = 9)
Does not own car (n = 21)
  1. aThese participants had inherited the family home, where they had lived their entire lives