Table 1

Recruitment status of families eligible for the HOEPS pilot
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Controls Casesa Total
Final Status of Eligible Mothers (n = 203) (n = 189) (n = 392)
 Excluded: no valid contact information 33 (16.3) 18 (9.5) 51 (13.0)
 Invited to participate in HOEPS 170 (83.7) 171 (90.5) 341 (87.0)
 Refused participation 18 (8.9) 15 (7.9) 33 (8.4)
 Non-response with contact b 20 (9.9) 17 (9.0) 37 (9.4)
 Non-response without contactb 2 (1.0) 1 (0.5) 3 (0.8)
 Completed participation 130 (64.0) 138 (73.0) 268 (68.4)
Controls Casesc Total
Final Status of Eligible Fathers (n = 130) (n = 138) (n = 268)
 Mother did not give permission to contact 37 (28.5) 17 (12.3) 214 (79.9)
 Excluded: no valid contact information 3 (2.3) 2 (1.4) 5 (1.9)
 Invited to participate in HOEPS 90 (69.2) 119 (86.2) 209 (78.0)
 Refused participation 8 (6.2) 4 (2.9) 12 (4.5)
 Non-response with contact b 16 (12.3) 34 (24.6) 50 (18.7)
 Non-response without contact b 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Completed participation 66 (50.8) 81 (58.7) 147 (54.9)

a Cases include 164 mothers of infants with congenital heart defects and 25 mothers of infants with hypospadias.

b Contact is defined as speaking with study staff over the telephone, returning a completed call preference form or information update form, or personally signing for a decision letter sent via certified mail. Contact confirms that the eligible individual received recruitment materials.

c Cases include 109 eligible fathers of infants with congenital heart defects and 12 eligible fathers of infants with hypospadias.

Rocheleau et al.

Rocheleau et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:579   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-579

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