Table 1

Comparison of patients with referring medical practitioner not responding versus referring medical practitioner responding to questionnaire administered per mail

Not responding
(n=35)
Responding
(n=165)
Diff.95% CI of diff.
Gender—no. (%)
 Male14 (40)57 (34.5)n.a.n.a.
 Female21 (60)108 (65.5)
Age—years, mean (SD)16.9 (1.3)16.9 (1.6)−0.01−0.52% to 0.49%
BMI—kg/m2, mean (SD)21.1 (2.4)21.4 (2.6)−0.23−1.2% to 0.67%
Steps per day—number, mean (SD)7559 (2860)7506 (3131)56−1146% to 1253%
Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire—total score, mean (SD)7.5 (2.9)6.8 (2.7)0.640.55% to −0.44%
Function Disability Inventory—total score, mean (SD)18.6 (12.8)16.1 (11.6)2.5−2.1% to 6.8%
  • BMI, body mass index.