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Table 1 Study 1: Descriptive characteristics of sample population (n = 127)

From: Friending adolescents on social networking websites: a feasible research tool

  Total (n = 127) Non-Acceptorsa(n = 64) Acceptorsb(n = 63)
  No. profiles (%)
Gender
  Male 79 (62.2%) 36 (56.2%) 43 (68.3%)
  Female 48 (37.8%) 28 (43.8%) 20 (31.7%)
Ethnicity c (n = 83 displayed ethnicity)
  White/Caucasian 43 (51.8%) 23 (57.5%) 20 (46.5%)
  Latin/Hispanic 19 (22.9%) 9 (22.5%) 10 (23.3%)
  Black/African 13 (15.7%) 5 (12.5%) 8 (18.6%)
  Asian 2 (2.4%) 0 2 (4.7%)
  Other 6 (7.2%) 3 (7.5%) 3(6.9%)
Relationship status c (n = 120 displayed relationship status)
  Single 73 (60.8%) 41 (67.2%) 32 (54.2%)
  In a relationship 34 (28.4%) 10 (16.4%) 24 (40.7%)
  Married 6 (5.0%) 5 (8.2%) 1 (1.7%)
  Engaged 5 (4.2%) 3 (4.9%) 2 (3.4%)
  Swinger 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.65%) 0
  Divorced 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.65%) 0
  1. aDid not accept Friend Request.
  2. bAccepted Friend Request.
  3. cCategories provided by MySpace; Users were only able to select a single category.