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Table 3 Association between MRI rescheduled and demographic and clinical characteristics in patients who showed up for their MRI appointments (n = 76)

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

   Show/MRI performed 61 (80.3%) Show/MRI rescheduled 15 (19.7%)  
Characteristic Levels N % N % P
Age Mean (± SD) Years 36 (±12) 46 (±26) 0.031#
Gender Male 53 86.9 8 13.1 0.008*
Female 8 53.3 7 46.7  
Nationality Saudi 57 80.3 14 19.7 0.678
Non-Saudi 4 80.0 1 20.0  
Living area In Riyadh 38 71.7 15 28.3 0.002*
Outside Riyadh 23 100.0 0 0.0  
Marital status Married 51 81.0 12 19.0 0.498
Unmarried 10 76.9 3 23.1  
Schedule clarified Yes 47 75.8 15 24.2 0.033*
No 14 100.0 0 0.0  
Procedure’s instruction clarified Yes 45 97.8 1 2.2 0.001*
No 16 53.3 14 46.7  
Communication My phone 44 93.6 3 6.4 0.001*
Others 17 58.6 12 41.4  
Monthly income 10,000 or less 42 84.0 8 16.0 0.201
More than 10,000 19 73.1 7 26.9  
Education High school or less 32 74.4 11 25.6 0.120
Bachelor’s or above 29 87.9 4 12.1  
Transportation Self-drive/Taxi 46 95.8 2 4.2 0.001*
Family Member 15 53.6 13 46.4  
  1. #The t-test statistic is significant at α = .05 level
  2. *The chi-square statistic is significant at α = .05 level