Table 1

Demographics of consenting study participants and non-consenting patients
Consenting patients (n = 210) Non-consenting patients (n = 86) Total patients (consenting and non-consenting) Medical record data p-value
n (%) n (%)
Gender 0.17
 Male 82 (67%) 41 (33%) 123 (100%) -
 Female 128 (74%) 45 (26%) 173 (100%) -
Age 0.61
 <35 yrs 76 (73%) 28 (27%) 104 (100%) -
 35-54 yrs 82 (72%) 32 (28%) 114 (100%) -
 ≥55 yrs 52 (67%) 26 (33%) 78 (100%) -
Indigenous statusa <0.01
 Aboriginalb 135 - n/a 1056
 Non-Aboriginal 53 - n/a 193

aIndigenous status was only recorded for 188 participants who completed the survey. The Indigenous status of participants who consented but did not complete the survey was not recorded, and the Indigenous status of non-consenters was also not recorded.

bThe sample included 1 participant who identified as Torres Strait Islander and 3 participants who identified as both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. For simplicity, the term ‘Aboriginal’ is used to refer to all participants who identified as being of either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.

Noble et al.

Noble et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:34   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-14-34

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