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Table 1 Responses to statements about the specific missed appointment

From: Reasons for and consequences of missed appointments in general practice in the UK: questionnaire survey and prospective review of medical records

Item: N n Yes % (95% CI) answering Yes
I forgot about the appointment 89 44 49.4 (38.7, 60.3)
I tried very hard to cancel the appointment 81 24 29.6 (20.2, 40.8)
The appointment was at an inconvenient time 81 24 29.6 (20.0, 40.8)
I had family commitments 80 20 25.0 (16.0, 35.0)
I was too ill to attend 84 20 23.8 (15.2, 34.3)
The appointment wasn't with the doctor of my choice 76 12 15.8 (8.4, 2.6)
My GP asked me to come back on that day 78 11 14.1 (7.3, 2.4)
I was unable to get transport 78 11 14.1 (7.3, 2.4)
I overslept 79 11 13.9 (7.2, 2.4)
I did cancel before the appointmenta 82 10 12.2 (6.0, 21.3)
My symptoms were better / problems resolved 79 9 11.4 (5.3, 20.5)
I was unable to get time off work 77 6 7.8 (2.9, 16.2)
I was there and did not miss the appointmenta 80 5 6.3 (2.1, 14.0)
I was unable to get there because of the weather 78 2 2.6 (0.3, 8.9)
I was in hospital at the time 77 2 2.6 (0.3, 9.1)
I couldn't be bothered 76 1 1.3 (0.0, 7.1)
  1. N: Number answering particular item; n Yes: number answering yes; CI: confidence interval
  2. a No evidence for this when medical records reviewed for those who provided consent.