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Table 2 Participant characteristics.

From: Perceptions on the use of pricing strategies to stimulate healthy eating among residents of deprived neighbourhoods: a focus group study

  n  
Sex (n = 59)   
   - Male 30  
   - Female 29  
Ethnicity (n = 59)   
   - Native Dutch (4 focus groups) 27  
   - Turkish immigrant (2 focus groups) 21  
   - Moroccan immigrant (1 focus group) 11  
  mean range
Age (n = 47) 46.2 19 - 73
Expenditures on groceries per week (n = 34) € 91.30 € 10 - 150
Household size (n = 44) 3.2 1 - 6
  n  
Education level (n = 48)   
   - No education 1  
   - Primary school 11  
   - Lower general secondary education 10  
   - Higher secondary education/pre-university education 11  
   - Intermediate vocational education 2  
   - Higher vocational education/University 13  
Net annual income (n = 41) a, b   
   - Less than € 10.000 5  
   - € 10.000-15.000 10  
   - € 15.000-20.000 11  
   - € 20.000-30.000 3  
   - € 30.000-40.000 7  
   - € 40.000+ 5  
Work status (n = 41)   
   - Employed 16  
   - (partially) Unfit for work 6  
   - Unemployed/social security 12  
   - Retired 5  
   - Other 2  
  1. a. The standard net annual income in the Netherlands (in 2008) was € 19.116 [47]
  2. b. National statistics reveal that (in 2007) 52.7% of the Dutch households had an income above standard [48]