Race-and ethnicity-specific characteristics of participants lost to follow-up in a telephone cohort.
The purpose of this study was to describe race-and ethnicity-specific characteristics of subjects lost to follow-up.
For a study of community-based health interventions, adult subjects from 11 US communities were initially recruited by random digit dialing and interviewed by telephone in 1988 ; 2 years later, they were recontacted, and the same survey was administered a second time.
Associations with loss to follow-up were assessed in separate models for whites, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans.
After 2 years, 40.8% of the 5,851 participants were lost to follow-up ; cohort attrition was highest among African Americans (51.3%) and lowest among whites (37.5%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Etude longitudinale, Appel téléphonique, Homme, Enquête, Comportement, Ethnie, Race, Etats Unis, Perdu vue, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Methodology, Follow up study, Telephone call, Human, Inquiry, Behavior, Ethnic group, Race, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0622895
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.