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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the focus groups and individual interviews

From: Combining online and offline peer support groups in community mental health care settings: a qualitative study of service users’ experiences

  Focus groups (N = 11) Individual interviews (N = 10)
n (%) n (%)
Characteristics
 Age (years), median (range) 45 (22–63) 47 (24–67)
Gender
 Female 11 (100) 10 (100)
 Male 0 (0) 0 (0)
Site
 Large community (59,000 inhabitants) 6 (55) 6 (60)
 Small community (5700 inhabitants) 5 (45) 4 (40)
 Primary care level 5 (45) 6 (60)
 Specialist care level 4 (37) 3 (30)
 Both levels 2 (18) 1 (10)
Diagnosis
 Depression 6 (55) 7 (70)
 Bipolar disorder 2 (18)   
 Generalized anxiety 2 (18) 1 (10)
 Posttraumatic stress disorder 2 (18) 3 (30)
 Schizophrenia 1 (9) 1 (10)
 Schizoaffective disorder 1 (9) 1 (10)
 Phobic anxiety 1 (9) 1 (10)
 Panic anxiety 1 (9) 3 (30)
 Drug addiction    1 (10)
 Mania    1 (10)
 Others 2 (18) 3 (30)  
Number of diagnoses, median (range) 1 (1–5)   1 (1–7)