Table 4.

Bivariate Analysis of Independent Variables for Achieving Complete Follow-up*

Variable% Follow up 1st Tertile% Follow up 2nd Tertile% Follow up 3rd TertileP Value
Possible Follow-up (days)1,359 ± 3781,391 ± 3771,446 ± 376.1289
Age (y)55 ± 11.260 ± 10.955 ± 10.9.0016
BMI (kg/m2)31 ± 7.231 ± 6.330 ± 5.8.9513
SES−4.211−4.0430−4.0625.8651
Gender.0019
    Women71 (53.4%)100 (74.1%)81 (61.4%)
    Men62 (46.6%)35 (25.9%)51 (38.6%)
Ever smoked.2245
    No83 (62.4%)73 (54.1%)75 (56.8%)
    Yes50 (37.6%)62 (45.9%)57 (43.2%)
Current smoker.6544
    No115 (86.5%)112 (83.0%)114 (86.4%)
    Yes18 (13.5%)23 (17.0%)18 (13.6%)
Diabetes.0191
    No99 (74.4%)80 (59.3%)94 (71.2%)
    Yes34 (25.6%)55 (40.7%)38 (28.8%)
Hypertension.2592
    No42 (31.6%)31 (23.0%)39 (29.5%)
    Yes91 (68.4%)104 (77.0%)93 (70.5%)
Dyslipidemia.0027
    No69 (51.9%)32 (30.5%)63 (47.7%)
    Yes64 (48.1%)73 (69.5%)69 (52.3%)
PCP§.0046
    No24 (18.0%)7 (5.2%)19 (14.4%)
    Yes109 (82.0%)128 (94.8%)113 (85.6%)
Close contact.2400
    No9 (6.8%)15 (11.1%)17 (12.9%)
    Yes124 (93.2%)120 (88.9%)115 (87.1%)
Number of phone numbers2 (2, 3)2 (2, 3)2 (2, 3).3205
Charlson score0 (0, 1)1 (0, 2)1 (0, 1).5851
Interpreter used.9130
    No97 (72.9%)101 (74.8%)99 (75.0%)
    Yes36 (27.1%)34 (25.2%)33 (25.0%)
Native language.2019
    English67 (50.4%)62 (45.9%)75 (56.8%)
    Non-English66 (49.6%)73 (54.1%)57 (43.2%)
Race.4560
    Asian4 (3.0%)6 (4.4%)8 (6.1%)
    Black49 (36.8%)44 (32.6%)50 (37.9%)
    Hispanic72 (54.1%)77 (57.0%)66 (50.0%)
    Multiracial2 (1.5%)4 (29.6%)0 (0.0%)
    White6 (4.5%)4 (29.6%)8 (6.1%)
Insurance.0619
    Commercial49 (36.8%)29 (21.5%)40 (30.3%)
    Medicaid51 (38.3%)58 (43.0%)68 (51.5%)
    Medicare29 (21.8%)48 (35.6%)21 (15.9%)
    Self pay4 (3.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (2.3%)
  • * For each bivariate analysis, % follow-up complete was divided into tertiles. Categorical variables are presented as frequencies and percentages. Continuous variables are presented as either means and standard deviations or medians and interquartile ranges, depending on distribution.

  • BMI, body mass index.

  • SES, socioeconomic score. Displayed as a Z score as in the previous table.

  • § PCP, primary care physician.