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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of participants in the focus group discussions and of non-participants

From: Patient-provider interaction from the perspectives of type 2 diabetes patients in Muscat, Oman: a qualitative study

  FGDs 1 and 2 FGDs 3 and 4 Non-participants
No. of participants 13 14 30
Sex Men Women 11 men, 19 women
Median age (range 26–70 years) 60 years 50 years Men: 55 years Women: 50 years (range 25–70 yrs)
Illiterates 3 5 11
Primary education (grade 1–6) 4 3 7
Intermediate education (grade 7–9) 1 3 3
Secondary education (grade 10–12) 2 2 3
University 3 1 6