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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 20 participants

From: Challenges with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic among Hispanics in New York City: a qualitative study

  n (%) or mean (SD)
Interview language, Spanish 12 (60%)
Age, years 47.6 (17.0)
Female gender 13 (65%)
Hispanic Origina
 Puerto Rico 8 (40%)
 Mexico 7 (35%)
 Ecuador 6 (30%)
 Cuba 1 (5%)
 El Salvador 1 (5%)
 Colombia 1 (5%)
Nativity, Immigrant 13 (65%)
English Proficiency
 Well or Very well 13 (65%)
 Not well or not at all 7 (35%)
Educational attainment
 Did not complete high school 9 (45%)
 Completed high school 5 (25%)
 Some college 3 (15%)
 Completed college 3 (15%)
Number of comorbiditiesb
 0 5 (25%)
 1 11 (55%)
 2 2 (10%)
 ≥ 3 2 (10%)
Current smoker 3 (15%)
Household size
 1 to 2 people 6 (30%)
 3 to 4 people 9 (45%)
 ≥ 5 people 5 (25%)
Health literacyc
 Extremely or quite a bit 16 (80%)
 Somewhat 3 (15%)
 A little bit or not at all 1 (5%)
  1. aParticipants could select multiple Hispanic origin identities
  2. bComorbidities were based on self-reported history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, any history of cancer, heart problems, liver problems, kidney problems, lung problems, problems with the immune system, or depression/anxiety
  3. cBased on the question “How confident are you filling out medical forms by yourself?”