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Table 1 Participants

From: Collaboration with community connectors to improve primary care access for hardly reached people: a case comparison of rural Ireland and Australia

  Australia Ireland TOTAL
Community informants- prominent local people likely to identify socio-cultural boundaries and connectors 17 17 34
Staff -from health services and LDC 8 11 19
Connectors -spanning a range of socio-cultural boundaries 15 17 32
Connector age
 35–65 11 12 23
 66+ 4 5 9
Connector gender
 Female 13 11 24
 Male 2 6 8
Connector employment status
 Employed 10 10 20
 Retired 5 3 8
 Unemployed/sickness benefit 0 3 3
 Home duties 0 1 1
Connector length of time in community
 Entire life (with some years away for work or study) 13 8 21
 More than 15 years 0 7 7
 Less than 15 years 2 2 4