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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Persistent symptoms after Covid-19: qualitative study of 114 “long Covid” patients and draft quality principles for services

  Individual interviews Focus group participants Total
Total participants 55 59 114
Gender
• Female 40 40 80
• Male 15 19 34
• TOTAL 55 59 114
Age
• Median 48 43 46
• Range 31–68 27–73 27–73
Ethnicity
• White British 39 45 84
• White other 4 4 8
• Black 3 2 5
• Asian 7 6 13
• Mixed 2 2 4
Health professionals
• Doctor 3 29 32
• Nurse 6 2 8
• Midwife 0 1 1
• Physio 0 4 4
• Occupational therapist 1 1 2
• Paramedic 1 0 1
• Clinical psychologist 1 0 1
• Pharmacist 1 0 1
• Dental hygienist 1 0 1
TOTAL 14 37 51
Recruited from
• Online patient group 31 48 79
• Social media 17 11 27
• Other 7 0 7
Hospital experience
• Admitted to hospital 3 [1 ITU] 5 [1 ITU] 8 [2 ITU]
• Seen in A&E but not admitted 7 16 23
• Did not go to hospital 45 51 96
  1. A&E Accident and Emergency department, ITU intensive therapy unit
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