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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants

From: “I passed the test!” Evidence of diagnostic misconception in the recruitment of population controls for an H3Africa genomic study in Cape Town, South Africa

Demographic Characteristics IDI-Respondents (N = 34) Of which cases (N = 12) Of which controls (N = 20) Of which Research Staff (N = 2) Percentages (100%)
Gender Male 10 4 6 0 29%
Female 24 8 14 2 71%
Age 18-40 21 9 11 1 62%
41-61 13 3 9 1 38%
First language Xhosa 17 9 8 0 50%
Afrikaans 14 3 10 1 41%
English 3 0 2 1 9%
Occupation Employed 23 10 11 2 68%
Not employed 11 2 9 0 32%
Religion Christian 26 6 14 2 76%
Muslim 6 3 4 0 18%
Non-religious 2 3 2 0 6%
Highest level of education achieved Primary 2 0 2 0 6%
Secondary 24 8 16 0 71%
Tertiary 8 4 2 2 23%