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Table 3 Summary characteristics of full respondent sample (n = 53) and respondents defining the factors

From: Who knows best? A Q methodology study to explore perspectives of professional stakeholders and community participants on health in low-income communities

     ‘Causes’ – Defining* Sorts ‘Solutions’ – Defining* Sorts
   N % C-1 (n = 27) C-2 (n = 5) C-3 (n = 6) S-1 (n = 15) S-2 (n = 10) S-3 (n = 9)
Age 18–30 6 11% 3 1 0 1 1 2
31–50 31 58% 15 2 3 9 5 5
51–64 14 26% 7 2 3 4 4 1
65+ 2 4% 2 0 0 1 0 1
Gender Female 30 57% 15 2 4 6 6 7
Male 23 43% 12 3 2 9 4 2
Expertise/Experience Academic 5 9% 2 0 0 0 0 3
Community Development 7 13% 5 0 2 4 0 0
Health/Social Care 6 11% 3 0 2 1 0 3
Policy 7 13% 5 0 1 2 0 2
Financial Services 3 6% 3 0 0 1 0 1
Diarist - Business 9 17% 4 1 0 4 3 0
Diarist - Personal 4 8% 1 2 1 0 2 0
Diarist - Money Advice 5 9% 1 1 0 0 4 0
Diarist - Control 3 6% 1 1 0 1 1 0
Focus Group – Low-income Community 4 8% 2 0 0 2 0 0
  1. *Defining card-sorts have a significant association (p < 0.01) and are only significant on one factor