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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Patient experience after kidney transplant: a conceptual framework of treatment burden

Variable Qualitative interviewees
(n = 27)
Focus group participants
(n = 16)
Age, years
 Median 56.0 50.5
 Range 19.0 to 84.0 19.0 to 73.0
Gender
 Female 11 (42.3%) 9 (56.3)
 Male 16 (59.3%) 7 (43.8)
Race/ethnicity
 White non-Hispanic 19 (70.4%) 13 (81.3%)
 Black non-Hispanic 3 (11.1%) 1 (6.3%)
 White Hispanic 4 (14.8%) 0 (0%)
 Native American 1 (3.8%) 0 (0%)
 Asian 0 (0%) 1 (6.3%)
 Other 0 (0%) 1 (6.3%)
Time since transplant, months
 Median 24.0 81.0
 Range <  1 to 195 3–245
Donor type
 Living related 9 (33.3%) 5 (31.3%)
 Living unrelated 7 (25.9%) 4 (25.0%)
 Deceased 11 (40.7%) 7 (43.8%)
Cause of end-stage renal disease
 Glomerulonephritis 8 (29.6%) 7 (43.8%)
 Diabetes 7 (25.9%) 1 (6.3%)
 Polycystic kidney disease 5 (18.5%) 1 (6.3%)
 Hypertension 1 (3.7%) 0 (0.0%)
 Other 2 (7.4%) 7 (43.8%)
 Unknown 4 (14.8%) 0 (0.0%)
History of prior kidney transplant 3 (11.1%) 3 (18.8%)
History of pre-transplant dialysis 17 (63.0%) 9 (56.3%)
History of cardiovascular disease 3 (11.5%) 2 (12.5%)
Diabetes mellitus 9 (34.6%) 5 (31.3%)
Mayo Clinic Transplant Center site
 Rochester 17 (63.0%) 16 (100.0%)
 Arizona 5 (18.5%) 0 (0%)
 Florida 5 (18.5%) 0 (0%)
Education
 High school graduate or less 7 (25.9%) 4 (25.0%)
 Some college/technical degree 10 (37.0%) 3 (18.8%)
 College graduate 4 (14.8%) 8 (50.0%)
 Advanced degree 6 (22.2%) 1 (6.3%)
Marital status
 Never married 6 (22.2%) 4 (25.0%)
 Married 15 (55.6%) 8 (50.0%)
 Living with partner 3 (11.1%) 1 (6.3%)
 Separated, divorced or widowed 3 (11.1%) 2 (12.5%)
Employment status
 Full-time employed 9 (33.3%) 4 (25.0%)
 Part-time employed 3 (11.1%) 2 (12.5%)
 Retired 10 (37.0%) 3 (18.8%)
 Disabled or unemployed 5 (18.5%) 7 (43.8%)