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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Internet access is a necessity: a latent class analysis of COVID-19 related challenges and the role of technology use among rural community residents

Sample Characteristics n %
Age (years)
 19–35 57 20.4%
 36–54 95 34.1%
 55+ 103 36.9%
Prefer not to answer/Missing 24 8.6%
Gender
 Male 72 25.8%
 Female 197 70.6%
Other/Preferred not to answer/Missing 10 3.6%
Race/Ethnicity
 Caucasian 210 75.3%
 Indigenous 36 12.9%
 Other 27 9.7%
Prefer not to answer/Missing 6 2.2%
Disability
 Yes 37 13.3%
 No 232 83.1%
Prefer not to answer/Missing 10 3.6%
Education
 At least some high school 53 19.0%
 Trades certification/diploma 124 44.4%
 University degree 101 36.2
 Missing 1 0.4%
Number of children (0–18) in the home
 None 50 17.9%
 1 32 11.5%
 2 32 11.5%
 3 or more 20 7.2%
 Missing 145 51.9%
Number of adults (19–64) in the home
 None 36 12.9%
 1 118 42.3%
 2 45 16.1%
 3 or more 21 7.5%
 Missing 59 21.2%
Number of older adults (65+) in the home
 None 49 17.6%
 1 58 20.8%
 2 12 4.3%
 Missing 160 57.3%
Home type
 Single-family home 168 60.2%
 Home on a farm/ranch 65 23.3%
 Multifamily home (apartment, townhouse, condo) 46 16.5%
Rent or Own Home
 Rent 65 23.3%
 Own 204 73.1%
 Missing 10 3.6%