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Table 2 Demographics of survey respondents and interviewees

From: Telehealth consultations in general practice during a pandemic lockdown: survey and interviews on patient experiences and preferences

Characteristic Survey respondents
(n = 1010) %
Interviewees
(n = 38) %
Age group (years)
 18–34 22.4 18
 35–44 20.4 16
 45–54 25.0 32
 55–64 17.5 8
 65+ 14.7 26
Gender
 Female 84.5 63
 Male 14.2 37
 Othera,b 1.3
Prioritised ethnicity (in priority order)
 Māori 10.2 16
 Pacific peoples 1.8 8
 Asian 3.4 11
 New Zealand European/Other 84.5 66
Current work status
 In paid employment as before COVID-19 58.9 58
 In paid employment with reduced pay due to COVID-19 10.9 8
 In paid employment but not being paid due to COVID-19 2.6
 Unemployed and looking for a job 3.1
 Not in paid employment and not looking for a job 24.3 34
Struggle to pay for basic living costs
 Agree/Strongly agree 7.5  
 Neither 10.7  
 Disagree/Strongly disagree 81.9  
Self-rated health
 Excellent 12.1  
 Very good 38.7  
 Good 32.4  
 Fair 13.9  
 Poor 3.0  
Presence of one or more long term health conditions 60.9  
Presence of disability 12.6  
Grouped District Health Board (DHB) regionb
 Northern region 20.7 18
 Midland region 11.9 8
 Central region 44.1 53
 South Island 23.4 21
  1. a Those who answered “gender diverse” or “prefer not to say” were grouped together because of small numbers; bNorthern region = Northland, Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs; Midland region = Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Lakes, Taranaki DHBs; Central region = Whanganui, Hawke’s Bay, MidCentral, Wairarapa, Hutt, Capital and Coast DHBs; South Island = Nelson-Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Southern DHBs
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