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Table 1 Social, demographic and illness characteristics of the study sample

From: Social support needs for equity in health and social care: a thematic analysis of experiences of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis

Participants Age group (gender) Ethnicity Highest level of education Employment Disease duration1
P1 41 to 55 (female) White British university retired 7 ≤
P2 41 to 55 (female) White British university unemployed 7 ≤
P3 26 to 40 (female) White British university self-employed 1-3
P4 56≤ (female) White British university employed 7 ≤
P5 41 to 55 (female) White British college unemployed 7 ≤
P6 26 to 40 (female) White British secondary school unemployed 4-6
P7 26 to 40 (female) White British college unemployed 7 ≤
P8 18 to 25 (female) White British college student 4-6
P9 56 ≤ (male) White British university unemployed 7 ≤
P10 18 to 25 (female) White British college student 4-6
P11 41 to 55 (female) White British university unemployed 7 ≤
P12 18 to 25 (female) White British secondary school unemployed 1-3
P13 56 ≤ (male) White British university employed 7 ≤
P14 26 to 40 (female) White British college sick leave 7 ≤
P15 56 ≤ (female) White British secondary school retired 7 ≤
P16 41 to 55 (female) White British university unemployed 4-6
P17 ≤ 56 (male) White British university unemployed 4-6
P18e 41 to 55 (female) German-Jewish university employed 7 ≤
P19 41 to 55 (female) White British college employed 7 ≤
P20 41 to 55 (male) White British university retired 7 ≤
P21e 26 to 40 (female) Chinese university employed 7 ≤
P22 56 ≤ (male) White British university retired/self-employed 7 ≤
P23 56 ≤ (male) White British secondary school retired self-employed 7 ≤
P24 41 to 55 (female) White British university employed 7 ≤
P25 41 to 55 (male) White British secondary school retired self-employed 7 ≤
P26 41 to 55 (female) White British university retired 7 ≤
P27e 41 to 55 (female) African university sick leave 7 ≤
P28e 41 to 55 (female) White-black African secondary school unemployed 7 ≤
P29e 41 to 55 (female) White-black Caribbean secondary school unemployed 4-6
P30e 26 to 40 (female) White & Asian university sick leave 1-3
P31 56 ≤ (female) White British college Housewife 7 ≤
P32 26 to 40 (male) White British secondary school retired 7 ≤
P33e 41 to 55 (female) Portuguese secondary school unemployed 7 ≤
P34e 18 to 25 (female) Chinese & White college student 7 ≤
P35 26 to 40 (female) White British university unemployed 7 ≤
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