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Table 2 Nonattendance proportions in different subgroups (n = 1,190)

From: Nonattendance in pediatric pulmonary clinics: an ambulatory survey

Variable Nonattendance – N (%) P value
Overall 365 (30.7%) -
Age:   
   < 1 year 61 (26.4%) 0.143
   1–5 years 143 (32.6%)  
   6–11 years 74 (26.8%)  
   12–15 years 60 (35.3%)  
   16–18 years 25 (34.2%)  
Gender:   
   Male 244 (31.6%) 0.300
   Female 120 (28.7%)  
Origin:   
   Rural Jewish 14 (15.4%) 0.004
   Urban Jewish 208 (31.2%)  
   Bedouin 142 (32.9%)  
Season:   
   Winter 81 (28.7%) 0.025 (Winter & summer vs. spring & fall)
   Spring 114 (33.8%)  
   Summer 85 (26.6%)  
   Fall 84 (33.3%)  
Day of the week:   
   Sunday 91 (37.1%) 0.037
   Monday 173 (29.6%)  
   Thursday 100 (27.8%)  
Hour of the day:   
   8 AM to 3 PM 269 (28.7%) 0.015
   3 PM to 4 PM 26 (44.1%)  
   4 PM to 7 PM 60 (35.3%)  
Waiting time:   
   < 7 days 100 (23.4%) < 0.001
   7–14 days 119 (31.3%)  
   > 14 days 145 (38.0%)