Table 1

Characteristics of the participants

Number of participantsFocus groupsTelephone interviews
4119
Age
 18*–251810
 26–35155
 36–4584
Ethnicity (Self-defined)
South Asian146
 Pakistani (8)(3)
 Indian (6)(3)
African–Caribbean113
 Caribbean (5)(3)
 African (1)
 Other Black/African/Caribbean (5)
White118
Mixed52
 White and Asian (2)(1)
 White & Black African (1)(1)
 Other mixed (2)
Highest formal education
 GCSE or equivalent (<16 years)83
 A level, General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or equivalent (<18 years)2212
 Higher education beyond school level83
 Educated outside UK1
 Not indicated21
Pregnant2
Mothers (total number of children)23 (40)14 (22)
  • *One woman aged 17 years reported her age after group participation: data from this participant not reported.

  • GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education.