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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 47)

From: Awareness, experiences and perceptions of telehealth in a rural Queensland community

Characteristics of participants N %
Gender   
  Male 26 55
  Female 21 45
Age    
  18–29 10 21
  30–44 12 26
  45–59 9 19
  60–74 10 21
  75+ 6 13
Cultural background   
  Caucasian 25 93
  Indigenous Australian 2 6
Presence of a pre-existing health condition requiring specialist care?
  Yes- self 22 47
  Yes- for partner or family member 5 11
  No 20 43
Self-rated health status (1–10; 1 worst possible health, 10 best possible health)
  8–10 28 60
  6–7 17 36
  4–5 1 2
  Not stated 1 2
Current employment status
  Home duties 3 6
  Unemployed 2 4
  Manual labour 10 21
  Sales/Office work 9 19
  Professional 6 13
  Retired 10 21
  Pensioner 7 15
Current Marital status
  Single 5 11
  Separated, widowed or divorced 4 8
  Married or de-facto relationship 28 60
  Not stated 10 21
Mode of transport
  Drives self 35 74
  Has family or friend who can drive 6 13
  Relies on public transport 6 13
Has previously heard of telehealth
  Yes 28 60
  No 19 40
Has previously used telehealth
  Yes- as a patient 3 6
  Yes –as a healthcare provider 3 6
  No 41 88
Has a positive perception of telehealth
  Yes 40 85
  No 5 11
  Unsure 2 4
Would use telehealth to access healthcare for themselves/family
  Yes 39 83
  No 6 13
  Unsure 2 6