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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Exploring the perspectives of community members as research partners in rural and remote areas

CharacteristicParticipants (n = 12)
Age (years)< 35-
35–443 (25%)
45–544 (33%)
55–642 (17%)
65–741 (8%)
75 or older2 (17%)
GenderMale5 (42%)
Female7 (58%)
EthnicityCaucasian6 (50%)
First Nations2 (17%)
Canadian4 (33%)
Highest level of educationHigh School Only1 (8%)
Some post-secondary5 (42%)
Post-graduate6 (50%)
Community size<  10002 (17%)
1000–50003 (25%)
5000–10,0001 (8%)
10,000–20,000-
20,000–29,0001 (8%)
30,000–99,9995 (42%)
Health service delivery areaNorthern Interior8 (67%)
Northwest2 (17%)
Northeast2 (17%)
  1. Note: Population size based on BC Stats (2016). 2016 Census – population and housing – municipalities by regional district. Health Service Delivery Area in Northern Health Region (see: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=F220C3323A3B42D594A07A81947392BF)