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Table 1 Characteristics of patients who were scheduled for an outpatient endoscopic procedure between 01/01/2012 and 04/30/2013

From: Prevalence and predictors of patient no-shows to outpatient endoscopic procedures scheduled with anesthesia

Variable Show No-show Total p-value
Age     
Mean (SD) 55.7 (10.9) 54.5 (11.5) 55.4 (11.1) 0.28
Male sex, no. (%) 203 (54.4) 91 (65.9) 294 (57.5) 0.02
Race/Ethnicitya, no. (%)     
 White 108 (29.0) 44 (31.9) 152 (29.8) Reference
 African American 110 (29.5) 64 (46.4) 174 (34.1) 0.13
 Hispanic 73 (19.6) 13 (9.4) 86 (16.8) 0.02
 Asian 72 (19.3) 13 (9.4) 85 (16.6) 0.02
Languageb , no. (%)     
 English 273 (73.2) 122 (88.4) 395 (77.3) Reference
 Spanish 48 (12.9) 8 (5.8) 56 (11.0) 0.01
 Asian language 42 (11.3) 6 (4.4) 48 (9.4) 0.01
Immigrant, no. (%) 138 (37.6) 24 (17.7) 162 (32.2) <0.001
Employed, no. (%) 77 (24.6) 10 (8.6) 87 (19.6) <0.001
Homeless, no. (%) 36 (9.7) 26 (18.8) 62 (12.1) 0.01
Active substance abuse, no. (%) 91 (24.4) 68 (49.3) 159 (31.1) <0.001
History of psychiatric illness, no. (%) 146 (39.1) 49 (35.5) 195 (38.2) 0.45
History of opioids or benzodiazepine prescription, no. (%) 103 (27.6) 64 (46.4) 167 (32.7) <0.001
Insurance, no. (%)     
 Uninsured 124 (33.2) 31 (22.5) 155 (30.3) Reference
 Medicare 93 (24.9) 39 (28.3) 132 (25.8) 0.02
 Medical 156 (41.8) 68 (49.3) 224 (43.8) 0.06
Attendance at preoperative appointment, no. (%) 180 (48.3) 44 (31.9) 224 (43.8) 0.001
Known prior history of endoscopy - no. (%) 227 (60.9) 73 (52.9) 300 (58.7) 0.11
Prior no-show to endoscopy, no. (%) 8 (2.1) 17 (12.3) 25 (4.9) <0.001
Date, no. (%)     0.34
 1/1/2012-4/31/2012 77 (20.6) 22 (15.9) 99 (19.4)  
 5/1/2012-8/31/2012 94 (25.2) 31 (22.5) 125 (24.5)  
 9/1/2012-12/31/2012 93 (24.9) 34 (24.6) 127 (24.9)  
 1/1/2013-4/30/2013 109 (29.2) 51 (37.0) 160 (31.3)  
Type of Procedure, no. (%)c     <0.001
 Routine procedure 275 (73.7) 129 (93.5) 404 (79.1)  
 Advanced procedure 98 (26.3) 9 (6.5) 107 (20.9)  
Symptom-driven procedure, no. (%) 199 (53.4) 65 (47.1) 264 (51.7) 0.21
Referring clinician - no. (%)     0.16
 PCP 252 (67.6) 105 (76.1) 357 (69.9)  
 Specialist 32 (8.6) 10 (7.3) 42 (8.2)  
 GI 89 (23.9) 23 (16.7) 112 (21.9)  
Wait-time in weeks, mean (SD) 8.7 (6.2) 10.9 (6.5) 9.3 (6.4) <0.001
  1. a14 patients (10 show, 4 no-show) reported “other” race/ethnicity
  2. b12 patients (10 show, 2 no-show) spoke “other” languages
  3. c“Routine” procedures included EGD and/or colonoscopy. “Advanced” procedures included ERCP, EUS, and/or single balloon enteroscopy