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Table 1 Participant characteristics by nominal group technique meeting panel (n = 52)

From: Minorities with lupus nephritis and medications: a study of facilitators to medication decision-making

NGT group (N) Age Age of diagnosis Education Need help in reading health materials Disease activity in past 3 monthsa
Below college College or above No Yes
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) Mean (SD)
AA1 (9) 36.9 (13.1) 26.4 (12.4) 7 (77.8) 2 (22.2) 5 (55.6) 4 (44.6) 6.1 (2.7)
AA2 (7) 49.1 (4.8) 36.4 (6.3) 6 (85.7) 1 (14.3) 4 (57.1) 3 (42.9) 4.7 (2.8)
AA3 (7) 38.1 (11.9) 28.9 (14.0) 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 4 (57.1) 3 (42.9) 5.0 (2.9)
AA4 (4) 42.5 (14.9) 36.1 (18.1) 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0) 7.3 (3.0)
CA1 (6) 47.3 (19.9) 32.8 (19.3) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 5.0 (3.2)
CA2 (6) 45.7 (11.5) 32.4 (14.2) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7) 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3) 3.3 (2.9)
HA1 (6) 31.7 (12.2) 21.2 (4.3) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 4.0 (2.4)
HA2 (7) 35.4 (12.0) 18.3 (9.3) 4 (57.1) 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 3 (42.9) 4.0 (3.6)
Total (52) 40.6 (13.3) 28.5 (13.3) 34 (65.4) 18 (35.6) 29 (55.8) 23 (44.2) 4.9 (2.9)
  1. NGT nominal group technique, N number, SD standard deviation, AA African American, CA Caucasian American, HA Hispanic American
  2. aDisease activity in past 3 months was measured by using a patient self-reported 0–10 rating scale