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Table 2 Association between No-Show and demographic and clinical characteristics, N = 121

From: Factors associated with No-Shows and rescheduling MRI appointments

   No-Show 45 (37.2%) Show 76 (62.8%) P
Characteristic Levels N % N % P
Age Mean (± SD) Years 41 (±20.4) 37.7 (±16.0) 0.324
Gender Male 18 22.8 61 77.2 0.001*
Female 27 64.3 15 35.7  
Nationality Saudi 45 38.8 71 61.2 0.079
Non-Saudi 0 0.0 5 100.0  
Living area In Riyadh 40 43.0 53 57.0 0.016*
Outside Riyadh 5 17.9 23 82.1  
Marital status Married 34 35.1 63 64.9 0.328
Unmarried 11 45.8 13 54.2  
Schedule clarified Yes 41 39.8 62 60.2 0.154
No 4 22.2 14 77.8  
Procedure’s instruction clarified Yes 23 33.3 46 66.7 0.312
No 22 42.3 30 57.7  
Communication My phone 18 27.7 47 72.3 0.020*
Others 27 48.2 29 51.8  
Transportation Self-drive 14 28.0 36 72.0 0.022*
Taxi 3 20.0 12 80.0  
Family member 28 50.0 28 50.0  
Monthly income 10,000 or less 33 39.8 50 60.2 0.388
More than 10,000 12 31.6 26 68.4  
Education High school or less 35 44.9 43 55.1 0.019*
Bachelor’s or above 10 23.3 33 76.7  
  1. *The chi-square statistic is significant at α = .05 level. Show is defined as attended and MRI performed or rescheduled