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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the group as a whole (n = 409)

From: Predicting complete loss to follow-up after a health-education program: number of absences and face-to-face contact with a researcher

   Number (%)
Sex Male 84 (20.5)
  Female 325 (79.5)
Age Mean (range) 47.4 (18 - 83)
Schooling High school or less 201 (49.1)
  College or more 208 (50.9)
Marital status Living together 215 (52.6)
  Others 194 (47.4)
Diagnoses* Allergic disease 105 (25.7)
  Connective tissue disease 67 (16.4)
  Diabetes 65 (15.9)
  Vascular disease 65 (15.9)
  Rheumatic disease 47 (11.5)
  Fibromyalgia syndrome 32 (7.8)
  Cardiovascular disease 24 (5.9)
  Cancer 23 (5.6)
  Asthma 21 (5.1)
  Depression 17 (4.2)
  Pulmonary disease 13 (3.2)
Number of diagnoses 1 240 (58.7)
  2 98 (24.0)
  3 46 (11.2)
  ≥ 4 25 (6.1)
Number of absences 0 198 (48.4)
  1 95 (23.2)
  2 52 (12.7)
  3 22 (5.4)
  4 19 (4.6)
  5 19 (4.6)
  6 4 (1.0)
  1. * Includes multiple diagnoses.