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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in focus groups for the total sample and by gender, New York, NY, 2013–2015

From: Using focus groups to design systems science models that promote oral health equity

Participants and Focus Groups Total Sample Women Men
Participants N = 194 n = 104 n = 90
Focus groups N = 24 n = 12 n = 12
Characteristics % (n) % (n) % (n)
Age group in years 50–59 14.4% (28) 16.3% (17) 12.2% (11)
60–69 34.0% (66) 32.7% (34) 35.6% (32)
70–79 36.1% (70) 34.6% (36) 37.8% (34)
80–89 11.9% (23) 11.5% (12) 12.2% (11)
90+ 3.6% (7) 4.8% (5) 2.2% (2)
Race/ethnicity Dominican 35.6% (69) 33.7% (35) 37.8% (34)
Puerto Rican 27.3% (53) 27.9% (29) 26.7% (24)
African American 37.1% (72) 38.5% (40) 35.6% (32)
Last dental visit Within past year 54.1% (105) 52.9% (55) 55.6% (50)
1–3 years ago 27.3% (53) 31.7% (33) 22.2% (20)
> 3 years ago 18.6% (36) 15.4% (16) 22.2% (20)
Primary language English 42.3% (82) 46.2% (48) 37.8% (34)
Spanish 48.5% (94) 45.2% (47) 52.2% (47)
Both 9.3% (18) 8.7% (9) 10.0% (9)
  1. Women and men did not differ significantly on any of the characteristics listed above, in accordance with the sampling strategy