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Table 3 Participant characteristics (those with pets n = 25)

From: Ontological security and connectivity provided by pets: a study in the self-management of the everyday lives of people diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition

Characteristics Number Percent
Gender
 Female 17 68 %
 Male 8 32 %
Location
 Manchester 12 48 %
 Southampton 13 52 %
Ethnicity
 White 25 100 %
 Non-white 0 0 %
Number of pets
 1 16 64 %
 2 5 20 %
 3 0 0 %
 4 3 12 %
 5+ 1 4 %
Type of pets
 Dog only 7 28 %
 Cat only 8 32 %
 Bird only 2 8 %
 Hamster only 1 4 %
 Guinea pig only 1 4 %
 Mixture 4 16 %
 Not specified 2 8 %