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Table 1 Older Adult Participants’ Demographics and Information – Collective Group (N = 40)

From: Recognition: key to the entrepreneurial strategies of rural coalitions in advancing access to health care

VariableNMeanSDRange
Age (years)3864.6313.6728–85
Years lived in community4018.2611.162.5–49
Years as member of group313.402.721–14
VariableCategoryParticipant Number% of Focus Groups
Community groupCoalition A410.0
Coalition B615.0
Coalition C1127.5
Coalition D37.5
Coalition E512.5
Coalition F820.0
Coalition G37.5
Identified genderMale922.5
Female3177.5
Marital statusMarried/common law2972.5
Widowed37.5
Divorced717.5
Other12.5
Occupation (multiple answers allowed)Retired2255.0
Semi-retired512.5
Self-employed717.5
Part-time work512.5
Full-time work512.5
Farmer12.5
Other25.0
Highest educational attainmentPartial high school12.5
High school graduate25.0
Vocational training37.5
Partial college/university820.0
College graduate615.0
University graduate1230.0
Post graduate degree717.5
Other12.5
Living situationLive alone717.5
Live with partner/spouse3177.5
Live with a family member(s)12.5
Live in a senior’s residence12.5
Time to drive from home to a community with a hospital1 h or less3485.0
3 h or more12.5
Other37.5
Missing25.0
Time to drive from home to emergency/acute servicesLess than 30 min1435.0
30 min to an hour1230.0
1 to 2 h1127.5
Missing37.5
Time to drive from home to health management/maintenance servicesLess than 30 min1845.0
30 min to an hour1025.0
1 to 2 h615.0
2 to 3 h12.5
Missing512.5
Ongoing medical support and services of a primary care physicianYes1845.0
No1025.0
Missing615.0
Ongoing medical support and services of a medical specialistYes1742.5
No1845.0
Missing512.5
Became involved with group to improve accessibility and availability of local health careYes3485.0
No37.5
Missing37.5
Plan to actively participate in group in futureYes3280.0
No25.0
Missing615.0
Involved in other volunteer strategiesYes2972.5
No615.0
Missing512.5