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Table 1 Characteristics of focus group and usability participants

From: User-centered design of a web-based self-management site for individuals with type 2 diabetes – providing a sense of control and community

  Focus group (n = 7) Usability (n = 16)
Gender Male 2 (29%) 10 (62.5%)
Female 5 (71%) 6 (37.5%)
Age 20 to 29 years old 0 2 (12.5%)
40 to 59 years old 3 (43%) 4 (25%)
60 to 79 years old 4 (57%) 10 (62.5%)
Insulin use Yes 5 (71%) 7 (44%)
No 2 (29%) 9 (56%)
Duration of diabetes < 5 years 2 (29%) 4 (25%)
5 to 14 years 4 (57%) 6 (37.5%)
>15 years 1 (14%) 6 (37.5%)
Cardiac risk factors Hypertension 4 (57%) 11(69%)
Dyslipidemia 3 (43%) 8 (50%)
Smoker 0 1 (6%)
Education High school 2 (29%) 2 (12.5%)
College or University 5 (71%) 14 (87.5%)
Annual income < $15 000 2 (29%) 4 (25%)
$15 000 to $29 999 0 1 (6%)
$30 000 to $59 999 3 (43%) 3 (19%)
$60 000 to $89 999 1 (14%) 5 (31%)
> $90 000 1 (14%) 3 (19%)
Comfort with computer use Very comfortable 3 (43%) 11 (69%)
Somewhat comfortable 0 4 (25%)
Neutral 0 1 (6%)
Somewhat uncomfortable 1 (14%) 0
  Did not respond 3 (43%) 0