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Table 4 Refusal reasons explored by gender, age and deprivation

From: Exploring patterns of response across the lifespan: the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) study

  Active Passive Ill
  N % N % N %
Gender
 Men 1370 63.9 66 3.1 707 33.0
 Women 1638 58.8 98 3.5 1049 37.7
Age Group (years)
 18–27 350 67.8 18 3.5 148 28.7
 28–37 561 75.3 15 2.0 169 22.7
 38–47 469 79.5 15 2.5 106 18.0
 48–57 246 82.3 11 3.7 42 14.1
 58–67 291 78.0 5 1.3 77 20.6
 68–77 361 66.2 19 3.5 165 30.3
 78–87 587 44.4 43 3.3 693 52.4
 88+ 143 26.6 38 7.1 356 66.3
Townsend Deprivation Index
 Quintile 1 (Least deprived) 579 62.6 25 2.7 321 34.7
 Quintile 2 585 62.0 40 4.2 319 33.8
 Quintile 3 591 62.9 34 3.6 314 33.4
 Quintile 4 562 55.7 31 3.1 416 41.2
 Quintile 5 (Most deprived) 691 62.2 34 3.1 386 34.7
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