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Table 2 Focus group characteristics: gender, age, education background, previous GP training experience, and location of practices in Guangzhoua (n = 15)

From: The experiences of Chinese general practitioners in communicating with people with type 2 diabetes—a focus group study

  Focus group 1
(N = 4; M1, F3)
Focus group 2
(N = 3; M2, F1)
Focus group 3
(N = 4; M1, F3)
Focus group 4
(N = 4; M3, F1)
Participant 1 29, 3, E1, T1, D1 35, 6, E1, T1, D2 43, 10, E1, T2, D1 39, 8, E1, T2, D1
Participant 2 31, 4, E2, T1, D1 40, 10, E1, T2, D2 50, 12, E3, T2, D1 41, 10, E1, T2, D1
Participant 3 37, 8, E1, T2, D1 36, 7, E1, T1, D2 42, 9, E1, T2, D1 32, 5, E2, T1, D1
Participant 4 30, 4, E1, T1, D1   33, 5, E1, T1, D2 46, 11, E1, T2, D1
  1. aGender (M/F), Age (years), GP experience (years worked as GPs), Education background (E1-E3, E1 Bachelor’s degree, E2 Master’s degree, E3 College degree), Previous GP training experience (T1-T2, T1 GP residency training, T2 GP transfer training), District in Guangzhou (D1-D2, D1 city center, D2 rural or suburb)