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Table 1 Study participants – sample size, ages and gender

From: How should assent to research be sought in low income settings? Perspectives from parents and children in Southern Malawi

h   Urban middle income setting Urban low income setting Rural setting
Focus group discussion (FGD) Male parents/ guardians No FGD 1 FGD - 11 participants
Age 25–60 years
1 FGD – 9 participants
Age 21–42 years
Female parents/ guardians No FGD 1 FGD – 8 participants
Age 19–48 years
1 FGD – 10 participants
Age 20–40 years
Secondary school children 1 FGD - 8 participants
Age 14–17 years
4 male, 4 female
1 FGD - 8 participants
Age 14–17 years
3 male, 5 female
1 FGD − 12 participants
Age 14–17 years
5 male, 7 female
Primary School children 1 FGD −12 participants
Age 10–14 years
7 male, 5 female
1 FGD − 12 participants
Age 10–14 years
6 male, 6 female
1 FGD - 11 participants
Age 10–14 years
5 male, 7 female
Interview pairs Parents/ guardians 3 interviews
Age 24–39 years
1 male, 2 female
3 interviews
Age 37–50 years
1 male, 2 female
5 interviews
Age 34–38 years
2 male, 3 female
Children 3 interviews
Age 10–17 years
3 female
3 interviews
Age 13–16 years
2 male, 1 female
5 interviews
Age 8 years
2 male, 3 female