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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants and survey responses

From: Use of mechanical airway clearance devices in the home by people with neuromuscular disorders: effects on health service use and lifestyle benefits

   Respondents
   Number (%)
Mean age in years   19.8  
(range)   (1–59)  
Gender Male 27 (73.0)
  Female 10 (27.0)
Residency Metropolitan 32 (86.5)
  Rural 5 (13.5)
Frequency of home MI-E device use Daily 17 (46.0)
  Weekly 10 (27.0)
  Fortnightly 1 (2.7)
  Monthly 3 (8.1)
  Rarely 6 (16.2)
Administration of MI-E device Self-administered 3 (8.1)
  With support from family member and/or support worker 34 (91.9)
MI-E device has ever been used to resolve a choking episode Yes 12 (32.4)
  No 25 (67.6)