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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the control and intervention groups (% or standard deviation)

From: Reduction of missed appointments at an urban primary care clinic: a randomised controlled study

  Control n = 1071 Intervention n = 1052 P value
Men 607 (57%) 571 (54%) 0.31
Mean age 45.7 (SD 14.3) 46.7 (SD 22.0) 0.45
Asylum seeker 31 (2.9%) 30 (2.8%) 1.0
Uninsured 245 (22.9%) 226 (21.5%) 0.47
Type of follow-up    
   New 102 (9.5%) 93 (8.8%)  
   <1yr 652 (60.9%) 660 (62.7)  
   >1 yr 40 (3.7%) 38 (3.6%)  
   Post ED visit 31 (2.9%) 27 (2.6%) 0.92
Health care provider    
   Junior doctor 626 (58.5%) 641 (60.9%)  
   Senior doctor 117 (10.9%) 112 (10.7%)  
   Dietician 55 (5.1%) 34 (3.2%) 0.16
Specific comorbidities:    
   Depression 179 (16.7%) 155 (14.7%) 0.21
   Psychosis 9 (0.8%) 15 (1.4%) 0.23
   Addiction 51 (4.8%) 70 (6.7%) 0.06
  1. ED = Emergency department