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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Factors influencing health care utilisation among Aboriginal cardiac patients in central Australia: a qualitative study

Participants Eligibility criteriaa Data collection type n Gender Origin Age range Residence
Aboriginal cardiac patients Cardiac event 12/2005 -06/2006 Semi- structured Interviews 7 3 M 7 I 38–65 1 T
4 F 4 TC
2 RAC
Health care providers & community researchers Experience in Aboriginal health & research Unstructured interviews 6 4 M 2 I 30–56 5 TC
2 F 4 NI   1 RAC
Focus groups 6 3 M 3 I 30–49 4 T
3 F 3 NI   1 TC
1 RAC
Non-cardiac community members Experience supporting family members with CVD Focus group- F1 6 6 F 6 I 24–66 3 T
3TC
Focus group- F2 4 4 F 4 I 28–66 4TC
Focus group- M 3 3 M 3 I 30–65 3TC
1RAC
Semi-structured interview 2 1 M 2 I 40–54 1 T
1 F 1TC
Total 34 13 M 27 I   16 T
21 F 7 NI 13 TC
        5 RAC
  1. Notes: a All participants must be18 years or older and living in, or within, 200 km of Alice Springs.
  2. M = male; F = female; I = Indigenous; NI = Non-Indigenous; T = town; TC = town camp; RAC = remote area community; CVD = cardiovascular disease.