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Table 1 Study population characteristics (N = 1353)

From: Association between age and outpatient clinic arrival time: myth or reality?

Gender  
 Females (%) 815 (60.2)
 Males (%) 538 (39.8)
Age, median (IQR) 50.0 (40.0–65.0)
Age, mean (SD) 51.4 (16.4)
Referral type  
 New referrals (%) 449 (33.2)
 Follow-up appointments (%) 904 (66.8)
Appointment time  
 Early (08.00–11.59 AM) (%) 810 (59.9)
 Late (12.00–4.00 PM) (%) 543 (40.1)
Attendance  
 Show-ups (%) 1225 (90.5)
 No-shows (%) 128 (9.5)
Need for assistance (*)  
 No (%) 898 (73.3)
 Yes (%) 327 (24.2)
Punctuality (*)  
 Early arrivals (%) 1162 (94.9)
 Late arrivals (%) 63 (5.1)
Early arrivals, waiting time, minutes, median (IQR) (**) 15.0 (7.0–24.3)
Early arrivals, waiting time, grouped, minutes (**)  
 0–15 min (%) 657 (56.5)
 16–30 min (%) 335 (28.8)
  > 30 min (%) 170 (14.6)
Late arrivals, delay time, minutes, median (IQR) (***) 5.0 (2.0–10.0)
  1. IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation
  2. (*) From show-ups only (N = 1225)
  3. (**) From early arrivals (N = 1162)
  4. (***) From late arrivals (N = 63)