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Table 3 Reasons for refusing participation in the study

From: The effect on cardiovascular risk factors of migration from rural to urban areas in Peru: PERU MIGRANT Study

  Rural Migrant Urban Total Proportion*
  n n n n %
Access to health care      
Total 0 46 46 92 32.6%
Have social security insurance 0 26 33 59 20.9%
Have access to medical check-ups if wanted/needed 0 20 13 33 11.7%
Unwillingness to participate      
Total 0 43 24 67 23.8%
Distrust (e.g. disclosure of personal details, signature) 0 13 12 25 8.9%
"Do not want to participate" statement 0 11 7 18 6.4%
Did not want blood samples to be taken 0 12 4 16 5.7%
Negativism from relative of selected participant 0 7 1 8 2.8%
Logistical      
Total 1 17 32 50 17.7%
Time constraints due to working 0 6 12 18 6.4%
Time constraints, unspecified 0 5 13 18 6.4%
Travelling 0 4 1 5 1.8%
Other** 1 2 6 9 3.2%
Health status      
Total 0 16 14 30 10.6%
Recent laboratory test done, no results provided 0 9 5 14 5.0%
Sickness, non-CVD 0 2 5 7 2.5%
Recent laboratory test done, negative for CVD risk factors 0 1 3 4 1.4%
Sickness, unspecified 0 3 0 3 1.1%
Sickness, CVD*** 0 1 1 2 0.7%
  1. Notes: Reasons for refusal shown in this table are not mutually exclusive and were aggregated using four categories. The same individual could have answer more than one option.
  2. * This proportion is calculated using the total of responses as numerator and the total of non-responders (n = 282) as denominator
  3. ** Other category included the following reasons: 4 religious beliefs or ideologies, 3 fieldwork mistakes with appointments, 1 pregnant, 1 do not live permanently in the area
  4. *** Sickness CVD included 1 case with diagnosed diabetes and 1 case with diagnosed hypercholesterolaemia. In both cases treatment status was not specified.