Table 1.

Characteristics of focus group participants

CharacteristicaParticipants, n=32, n (%)
Tucson, Arizona, n=11Carrboro, North Carolina, n=10Seattle, Washington, n=11
Age, yr
 20–293 (27)1 (10)0 (0)
 30–391 (9)0 (0)1 (9)
 40–491 (9)2 (20)2 (18)
 50–595 (46)3 (30)3 (27)
 60–691 (9)1 (10)4 (36)
 70–790 (0)3 (30)1 (9)
Sex
 Men5 (46)6 (60)7 (64)
 Women6 (55)4 (40)4 (36)
Education level
 Less than high school3 (27)3 (30)3 (27)
 High school graduate7 (64)3 (30)2 (18)
 Associates degree or some college1 (9)3 (30)5 (46)
 College graduate01 (10)1 (9)
Race/ethnicity
 Black1 (9)10 (100)3 (27)
 White0 (0)0 (0)7 (64)
 Hispanic/Latino8 (73)0 (0)0 (0)
 Asian/Pacific Islander1 (9)0 (0)0 (0)
 American Indian or Alaska Native1 (9)0 (0)0 (0)
 Other0 (0)0 (0)1 (9)
Time on dialysis
 6–11 mo0 (0)1 (10)0 (0)
 1–5 yr7 (64)5 (50)5 (46)
 6–10 yr3 (27)1 (10)3 (27)
 >10 yr1 (9)3 (30)3 (27)
Comorbid conditionsb
 Diabetes7 (64)6 (60)4 (36)
 Hypertension9 (92)10 (100)6 (55)
 Cardiovascular disease3 (27)2 (20)2 (18)
 Congestive heart failure2 (18)1 (10)1 (9)
 Peripheral vascular disease0 (0)1 (10)6 (55)
 Neurologic0 (0)2 (20)9 (82)
 Vision impairment0 (0)2 (20)1 (9)
  • a Values are presented as n (%). All characteristics were patient reported.

  • b Comorbid conditions are not mutually exclusive.