Table 2

Days taken between each stage of the study

Stage of studyMedianMeanSDRange
Index consultation to the postal date of invitation*–42
Index consultation to the baseline interview*56.061.323.028–122
Postal date of invitation to receipt of the reply slip (accept or decline invitation) (n=46)23.522.116.43–68
 Declined invitation  (n=19)30.026.317.33–68
 Consent (n=27)–51
Postal date of invitation to the baseline interview (n=27)37.041.618.818–80
Receipt of reply slip to baseline interview (n=27)–38
  • *n=23, consultation date was not available for four participants.