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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Brief communication: patient satisfaction with the use of tablet computers: a pilot study in two outpatient home dialysis clinics

Clinical characteristics  
Gender (M/F) 35 (63%)/21 (37%)
Age, years 66 ± 12
Diabetes 16 (29%)
Race  
Caucasian 51 (91%)
First Nations 2 (3.5%)
Asian 1 (2%)
Hispanic 2 (3.5%)
Employment status  
Retired due to age/preference 39 (70%)
Retired (disability) 7 (12%)
Medical leave of absence 6 (11%)
Full-time employee 3 (5%)
Homemaker 1 (2%)
Dialysis modality  
Peritoneal dialysis 49 (87%)
Home hemodialysis 6 (11%)
Nocturnal home hemodialysis 1 (2%)
Computer experience*  
None at all 8 (15%)
A little bit 9 (17%)
A little 8 (15%)
Average 15 (28%)
A little above average 3 (5%)
A lot 10 (18%)
An exceptional amount 1 (2%)
Comfort with computer technology*  
Very uncomfortable 5 (9%)
Uncomfortable 7 (13%)
Fair 16 (30%)
Good 12 (22%)
Very comfortable 11 (20%)
Excellent 3 (6%)
  1. Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.
  2. *Responses are missing for two participants.