Table 1

Comparison of RAFT clinic referral time by patient demographics

Referral to TDU wait time (days)MeanSDMedianRange
Sex*
 Male1.20.810–3
 Female1.20.810–4
Age (years)†
 <191011
 19–501.20.810–4
 >501.31.010–3
First language‡
 English1.20.810–4
 Non-English1.30.810–3
Family Doctor§
 Yes1.20.810–4
 Unknown1.30.810–3
Day of the week¶
 Monday1.41.010–3
 Tuesday0.80.510–2
 Wednesday10.410–2
 Thursday0.80.410–1
 Friday1.91.430–3
 Saturday2.00.621–3
 Sunday1.20.710–4
  • *No difference by the Mann-Whitney Rank Sum test, p=0.558.

  • †No difference by One-Way ANOVA on Ranks with Dunn’s post hoc test, p=0.543.

  • ‡No difference by the Mann-Whitney Rank Sum test, p=0.493; non-English first languages included Spanish (n=5), Mandarin (n=4), French (n=4), Tagalog (n=3), Hindi (n=2), Portuguese (n=2), Greek (n=2) and 1 each of Bosnian, Bulgarian, Guyanese, Korean, Russian, Tamil, Thai and Ukrainian.

  • §No difference by the Mann-Whitney Rank Sum test, p=0.19.

  • ¶p<0.0001 by One-Way ANOVA on Ranks with Dunn’s post hoc test.

  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; RAFT, Rapid Assessment of Febrile Travelers; TDU, Tropical Diseases Unit.