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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Effect of a printed reminder in the waiting room to turn off mobile phones during consultation: a before and after study

  Reminder group Non reminder group
Number of participants 498 498
Age*§ 44 year (SD 15.30) 43 years (SD 14.60)
Gender* 286 (57%) women 301 (60%) women
First ever visit to the practice * 158 (32%) 143 (29%)
Average waiting time for patients in the waiting room (minutes)* § 11.71 (SD 8.46) 12.14 (8.41)
First cause of consultation (Respiratory-related encounter)* 101 (20.3%) 93 (18.7%)
  1. *No significance; §Student's t-test