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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of study withdrawals

From: The Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS): Design, procedures & participants

Demographic Active Participants Withdrawn p value
Age Group: [n = 1155] [n = 40] 0.04
35–44 267 (23.1) 4 (10.0)  
45–54 318 (27.5) 8 (20.0)  
55–64 293 (25.4) 12 (30.0)  
65–80 277 (23.9) 16 (40.0)*  
Marital Status: [n = 1153] [n = 40]  
Married/Living With a Partner 940 (81.4) 34 (85.0)  
Separated/Divorced 124 (10.7) 2 (5.0)  
Widowed 32 (2.8) 1 (2.5)  
Never Married 57 (5.0) 3 (7.5)  
Employment Status: [n = 1155] [n = 40]  
Employed-full time 587 (50.8) 10 (25.0)  
Employed part-time 109 (9.4) 2 (5.0)  
Employed-self employed/not stated 61 (5.1) 6 (15.0)  
Unemployed 31 (2.7) 1 (2.5)  
Not in work force 367 (31.4) 21 (52.5)  
Education:    
Any Qualification Post School: [n = 1149] [n = 39]  
Yes 827 (71.6) 23 (57.5)  
No 322 (27.9) 16 (40.0)  
Highest Qualification: [n = 822] [n = 23]  
Bachelor degree or higher 141 (17.0) 1 (4.2)  
Trade/Apprenticeship 378 (45.5) 14 (58.3)  
Certificate/Diploma 256 (30.8) 7 (29.2)  
Other 47 (5.7) 1 (4.2)  
Gross Annual Household Income [n = 1134] [n = 40]  
Up to $12,000 77 (6.7) 3 (7.5)  
$12,001 – $20,000 151 (13.1) 13 (32.5)  
$20,001 – $30,000 157 (13.6) 8 (20.0)  
$30,001 – $40,000 131 (11.3) 2 (5.0)  
$40,001 – $50,000 132 (11.4) 4 (10.0)  
$50,001 – $60,000 142 (12.3) 3 (7.5)  
$60,001 – $80,000 153 (13.3) 3 (7.5)  
More than $80,000 191 (16.5) 4 (10.0)  
  1. Study withdrawals were those participants lost to follow-up (withdrawn consent, death, lost contact) since first enrolment (Aug 2002). Data presented as n (%) unless stated. * Denotes the category was statistically significant compared with active participants based on standardised chi-squared cell residuals with magnitude < or > 3.
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