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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population. (n = 1,190)

From: Nonattendance in pediatric pulmonary clinics: an ambulatory survey

Variable N (%) or Mean ± Standard deviation
Age (years):  
   Mean 6.3 ± 5.3
   Median 5
   Range 0 – 18
   < 1 year 231 (19.4%)
   1–5 years 438 (36.9%)
   6–11 years 276 (23.2%)
   12–15 years 170 (14.3%)
   16–18 years 73 (6.1%)
Male Gender 772 (64.9%)
Origin:  
   Rural Jewish 91 (7.7%)
   Urban Jewish 667 (56.1%)
   Bedouin 432 (36.3%)
Season:  
   Winter 282 (23.7%)
   Spring 337 (28.3%)
   Summer 319 (26.8%)
   Fall 252 (21.2%)
Day of the week:  
   Sunday 245 (20.6%)
   Monday 585 (49.6%)
   Thursday 360 (30.3%)
Hour of the day:  
   8 AM to 3 PM 937 (80.4%)
   3 PM to 4 PM 59 (5.2%)
   4 PM to 7 PM 170 (14.9%)
Waiting time (days):  
   Mean 11.2 ± 8.8
   Median 9
   Range 0 – 68
   < 7 days 428 (36.0%)
   7–14 days 380 (31.9%)
   > 14 days 382 (32.1%)