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Table 4 Potential reasons for leaving

From: Maternal participant experience in a South African birth cohort study enrolling healthy pregnant women and their infants

  Number (%) who responded that an experience was “difficult”  
Variable Mbekweni TC Newman Total sample P-value
Inconvenience of study visits 110 (37) 45 (16) 155 (27) <0.001
Unanticipated aspects of the study 109 (36) 36 (13) 145 (25) <0.001
Not receiving clinical test results 113 (38) 67 (24) 180 (31) <0.001
Large number of study visits 78 (26) 24 (8) 102 (17) <0.001
Long waiting time 104 (35) 21 (7) 125 (21) <0.001
Lack of privacy 101 (34) 25 (9) 126 (22) <0.001
Pressure to stay in the study 66 (22) 13 (5) 79 (14) <0.001