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Table 3 Participant characteristics by status of participation (randomized vs. self-choice conditions), Rhode Island, 2003–2005

From: Differential response effects of data collection mode in a cancer screening study of unmarried women ages 40–75 years: A randomized trial

  Randomized to Mode (Type of Participation)   
  Completed in Assigned Mode (n = 557) Completed in Different Mode (n = 19) Did Not Complete (n = 23) Total Randomized (n = 599) Self-Choice (n = 31)
Participant Characteristics n % n % n % n % n %
Partner gender           
   WPW 190 95.0 5 2.5 5 2.5 200 93.9 13 6.1
   WPM or NPP 367 92.0 14 3.5 18 4.5 399 95.7 18 4.3
Marital status           
   Never married 279 92.4 12 4.0 11 3.6 302 94.4 18 5.6
   Previously married 278 93.6 7 2.4 12 4.0 297 95.8 13 4.2
Age in years*           
   40–49 234 93.2 3 1.2 14 5.6 251 93.3 18 6.7
   50–59 172 91.0 10 5.3 7 3.7 189 95.9 8 4.1
   60–69 114 95.8 3 2.5 2 1.7 119 96.7 4 3.3
   70–75 37 92.5 3 7.5 0 0.0 40 97.6 1 2.4
Level of formal education           
   High school, some college, technical training 230 97.5 6 2.5 NA 236 92.5 19 7.5
   College degree or more 324 96.1 13 3.9    337 97.1 10 2.9
Working full-time or part-time*           
   No 157 94.0 10 6.0 NA 167 94.9 9 5.1
   Yes 393 97.8 9 2.2    402 95.3 20 4.7
Hispanic ethnicity           
   Yes 21 91.3 2 8.7 NA 23 85.2 4 14.8
   No 530 97.1 16 2.9    546 95.6 25 4.4
Race           
   Black, Native American, Biracial, Multiracial 128 94.8 7 5.2 NA 135 93.1 10 6.9
   White 422 97.5 11 2.5    433 96.0 18 4.0
Source of recruitment           
   Print media 124 95.4 2 1.5 4 3.1 130 97.7 3 2.3
   Community settings 91 93.8 2 2.1 4 4.1 97 94.2 6 5.8
   Mailings/flyers 104 94.6 2 1.8 4 3.6 110 95.7 5 4.4
   Personal networks 118 90.8 9 6.9 3 2.5 130 94.9 7 5.1
   Health fair/other 120 90.9 4 3.0 8 6.1 132 93.0 10 7.0
  1. WPW = Women who partner with women; WPM = Women who partner with men; NPP = No partner preference.
  2. NA = Not available.
  3. * Significant difference across type of participation for subjects agreeing to randomization
  4. Significant difference between randomized and self-choice conditions.