Table 1:

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicNo. (%) of participants
Total
n = 22
Interviewees
n = 15
Sex
 Male12 (55)8 (53)
 Female10 (45)7 (47)
Age, yr
 25–495 (23)4 (27)
 50–647 (32)5 (33)
 65–743 (13)1 (7)
 ≥ 757 (32)5 (33)
Marital status
 Divorced1 (4)0 (0)
 Married16 (73)12 (80)
 Single3 (14)3 (20)
 Other (e.g., widow, separated)2 (9)0 (0)
Geographical location
 Rural (< 500 000 population)11 (50)7 (47)
 Urban (≥ 500 000 population)11 (50)8 (53)
Level of education
 High school (≤ grade 12)3 (14)1 (7)
 College, university, trade school12 (54)8 (53)
 Postsecondary graduate7 (32)6 (40)
Race
 White19 (86)13 (86)
 Racialized2 (9)1 (7)
 No response1 (5)1 (7)
Electronic devices currently used*
 Mobile phone20 (91)13 (87)
 Tablet14 (64)9 (60)
 Laptop18 (82)13 (87)
 Desktop computer11 (50)6 (40)
Internet use, h/wk
 < 45 (23)2 (13)
 4–97 (32)4 (27)
 10–156 (27)5 (33)
 > 154 (18)4 (27)
Self-reported clinical characteristics
eGFR, mL/min/1.73 m2
 > 603 (14)2 (13)
 30–607 (32)4 (27)
 15–294 (18)3 (20)
 < 154 (18)4 (27)
 Unknown4 (18)2 (13)
Years since diagnosis
 ≤ 514 (64)9 (60)
 6–102 (9)1 (7)
 ≥ 116 (27)5 (33)
Cause of CKD*
 Diabetes6 (27)1 (7)
 Hypertension5 (23)2 (13)
 Glomerulonephritis1 (5)1 (7)
 Obstruction2 (9)2 (13)
 Polycystic kidney disease2 (9)2 (13)
 Other (e.g., NSAIDs, genetics)6 (27)4 (27)
 Unknown7 (32)5 (33)
Comorbidities*
 Diabetes8 (36)2 (13)
 Hypertension16 (73)11 (73)
 Cardiovascular disease4 (18)1 (7)
 Other2 (9)1 (7)
Perceived general health
 Fair5 (23)4 (27)
 Good11 (50)7 (46)
 Very good6 (27)4 (27)
  • Note: CKD = chronic kidney disease, eGFR = estimated glomerular filtration rate, NSAID = nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

  • * Participants could select multiple responses.