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Table 1 General demographic characteristics of focus group participants as established by selection criteria

From: Two sides of the coin: patient and provider perceptions of health care delivery to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Focus Group No. in group Year of birth (range) Years since arrival (median, range) Spoken English proficiency Highest education achievement No. with disease
Arabic 8 1954-1992 12 years, 1–37 years All good or better All high school or higher 4
Sudanese 11 1948-1977 6 years, 3–14 years 4 poor or worse 5 high school or lower 10
Chinese 9 1930-1983 5 years, 2–17 years 2 poor or worse All high school of lower 3
Vietnamese 12 1930-1969 14 years, 9–30 years 5 poor or worse 8 high school or lower 6
Tongan 10 1953-1977 19.5 years, 3–38 years 3 poor or worse 7 high school or lower 4