Table 2.

Respondent characteristics

CharacteristicNo. (%)
Sex
 Men78 (55)
 Women65 (45)
Age, yr
 <6588 (62)
 >6555 (38)
Employment status
 Pensioner52 (36)
 Part time15 (10)
 Full time35 (24)
 Not employed/beneficiary41 (29)
Education
 Primary14 (10)
 Some high school39 (27)
 Completed high school26 (18)
 Trade certificate21 (15)
 Diploma/certificate23 (16)
 Postgraduate20 (14)
Ethnicity
 European61 (43)
 Māori49 (34)
 Pacific Islander21 (15)
 Asian7 (5)
 Indian5 (3)
Marital status
 Married/de facto85 (59)
 Partnered but not living together9 (6)
 Single21 (15)
 Widowed24 (17)
 Divorced3 (2)
 Other1 (1)
Housing
 Own76 (53)
 Government housing35 (24)
 Private rental31 (22)
 Supported housing1 (1)
No. of people living in household
 120 (14)
 247 (33)
 313 (9))
 422 (15)
 5+41 (29)
Distance from dialysis unit, km (miles)
 0–10 (0–6.2)45 (31)
 11–50 (6.8–31)71 (50)
 51–100 (32–62)8 (6)
 101+ (63+)19 (13)
Preferred dialysis access
 Fistula46 (32)
 Peritoneal dialysis catheter59 (41)
 Central venous catheter8 (6)
 Either30 (21)
Gross annual household income (New Zealand dollars)
 $0–19,99916 (11)
 $20,000–39,99934 (24)
 $40,000–59,99942 (29)
 $60,000–79,99924 (17)
 $80,000–99,99915 (10)
 $100,000+12 (8)