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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile for participating pet owners (N = 43)

From: Understanding the context for pet cat and dog feeding and exercising behaviour among pet owners in Ireland: a qualitative study

Socio-demographic variable Frequency (%) Ireland pet ownersa %
Age   
18–24 3 (7.0) 14.3
25–34 7 (16.3) 24.6
35–44 5 (11.6) 21.6
45–54 8 (18.6) 17.1
55–64 14 (32.6) 14.15
65+ 6 (14.0) 8.25
Total 43 (100.0) 100
Gender   
Female 30 (69.8) 50.7
Male 13 (30.2) 49.3
Total 43 (100.00) 100
House type   
Apartment 1 (2.3) 1.4
Detached 18 (41.9) 57.2
Semi detached 13 (30.2) 28.6
Terraced house 9 (20.9) 10.0
Missing 2 (4.6) 2.8
Total 43 (100.00) 100
Household composition   
Lone parent with children 3 (7.0) 8.1
Married or Cohabiting couple 11 (25.6) 19.84
Married or Cohabiting couple with children 13 (30.2) 59.3
Mixed non-family household 8 (18.6) 4.13
One person 8 (18.6) 8.6
Total 43 (100.0) 100
Marital status   
Cohabitating 3 (7.0) 11.4
Divorced or Separated 2 (4.7) 8.4
Married 18 (41.9) 57.3
Single 20 (46.5) 21.7
Total 43 (100.0) 98.8b
Urban/Rural location   
Rural 15 (34.9) 38.1
Urban 28 (65.1) 61.9
Total 43 (100.0) 100
  1. Bold = most frequent category
  2. aData taken from Downes, Canty & More (2009)
  3. b1.2% didn’t answer
  4. This table is reproduced under Creative Commons licence © 2015 Downes et al. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1196/table-1