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Table 1 Demographic profile of the 27 ultrasound-novice self-isolating participants

From: Empowering the willing: the feasibility of tele-mentored self-performed pleural ultrasound assessment for the surveillance of lung health

Demographics Response (standard deviation) [percentage]
Age 42.81 years (2.33)
Male/Female 15 [56%]/12 [44%]
Height 172.9 cm (10.20)
Weight 80.67 kg (17.82)
BMI 27.0
Highest level of education
 Did not complete High School 2 [7.4%]
 High school 4 [14.8%]
 Diploma after high school 8 [29.6%]
 Trade certificate 1 [3.7%]
 Undergraduate degree 7 [25.9%]
 Master’s degree 4 [14.8%]
 Other 1 [3.7%]
Ever held an ultrasound?  
 Regularly 0 [0.0%]
 Once1 3 [11.1%]
 Never 24 [88.9%]
Pre-existing respiratory concerns?  
 Yes2 4 [14.8%]
 No 23 [85.2%]
Pre-existing cardiac concerns  
 Cardiac bypass 2 [7.4%]
 Premature atrial contractions 1 [3.7%]
 None 24 [88.9%]
Smoking or vaping  
 Cannabis only 2 [7.4%]
 Tobacco only 1 [3.7%]
 None 24 [88.9%]
Upper body musculoskeletal problems  
 None 20 [74.1%]
 Present 7 [25.9%]
History of shoulder injury  
 Yes 8 [29.6%]
 No 19 [70.4%]
Asthma diagnosis  
 Yes 4 [14.8%]
 No 23 [85.2%]
  1. 1Three subjects replied affirmative, none had formal training; one had unofficially been shown Obstetrical ultrasound in Uganda, one Firefighter had previously participated in just-in-time mentored abdominal and vascular ultrasound; one research coordinator had been exposed to an ultrasound phantom: 2all reported pre-existing respiratory concerns were self-reported asthma