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Table 4 Withdrawn participants

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

  Participants withdrawn prior to any study medication Participants withdrawn during intervention period
Person-years lost to withdrawal   384.2
  (n = 59) (n = 226)
Death 8.5% (n = 5) 38.5% (n = 87)
Illness 17.0% (n = 10) 23.0% (n = 52)
Disinterest/too busy 10.2% (n = 6) 13.7% (n = 31)
Old age/dementia 11.9% (n = 7) 8.0% (n = 18)
Personal reasons/no reason 15.3% (n = 9) 6.2% (n = 14)
Discouraged by family or Doctor 6.8% (n = 4) 1.3% (n = 3)
Avoiding unnecessary tablets/tests 11.9% (n = 7) 2.2% (n = 5)
Met exclusionary criteria 11.9% (n = 7)  
Other 6.8% (n = 4) 7.0% (n = 16)
  1. Number of participants in parenthesis
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