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Table 2 Source of recruitment

From: Trials and tribulations of recruiting 2,000 older women onto a clinical trial investigating falls and fractures: Vital D study

Code Recruitment Strategy Eligible-consented Eligible-not participating Ineligible Responded 'NO'* Total Screened
1 Targeted mail outs. 70.3% (1629) (372) (347) (2486) 67.1% (4834)
2 Doctor/Health Professional referral 5.0% (116) (57) (28)   2.8% (201)
3 Club presentation 1.5% (34) (5) (2)   0.5% (41)
4 Church/club newsletter 1.5% (37) (10) (12)   0.8% (59)
5 Word of mouth 2.2% (51) (10) (10)   1.0% (71)
6 Media (newspaper/radio) 1.3% (30) (6) (14)   0.7% (50)
7 Other. 18.1% (420) (362) (1166)   27.0% (1948)
  % consented participants 100%     
  % total number screened 32%
(2317/7204)
11%
(822/7204)
21.9%
(1579/7204)
34%
(2486/7204)
100% (7204)
  1. * did not complete algorithm
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