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Table 1 Characteristics of responders and non-responders to the follow-up survey

From: Prospective evaluation of a complex public health intervention: lessons from an initial and follow-up cross-sectional survey of the tuberculosis strain typing service in England

   Initial and follow-up responsesa Non-responders to the follow-up survey
   N % n %
Total   124   121  
Profession HPU 28 22.6 23 19.0
  Physician 30 24.2 29 24.0
  Nurse 66 53.2 69 57.0
TB incidenceb Low 56 45.2 50 42.0
  Medium 33 26.6 32 26.9
  High 35 28.2 37 31.1
Work time Full-time 95 79.2 87 77.0
  Part-time 25 20.2 26 21.5
Heard of the TB-STS 105 85.4 100 84.7
Access to strain typing 90 72.6 99 81.8
  1. aUsing the information reported in the initial survey.
  2. bArea where respondents worked is defined as low, medium and high TB incidence: <10/100,000, 10-19/100,000, ≥20/100,000 population, respectively.
  3. There were no significant differences between characteristics of non-responders and responders, including access to strain typing (81.8 % vs. 72.6 %, chi2 test p = 0.085).