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Table 1 Attrition at 2-year follow-up according to depression status at baseline (n = 510)

From: The two-year course of late-life depression; results from the Netherlands study of depression in older persons

  Patient group (n = 378) Control group (n = 132)
  N (%) N (%)
Respondents at 2-y follow-up 285 (75.4) 116 (87.9)
Non-respondents at 2-y follow-up 93 (24.6) 16 (12.1)
Reasons of attrition   
Deceased 26 (28.0) 2 (12.5)
Refusal   
 No interest/no time 14 (15.0) 8 (50.0)
 Bad experience with previous interview 1 (1.1) 0 (0)
Unable   
 Due to physical reasons 12 (12.9) 2 (12.5)
 Due to mental reasons 35 (37.6) 4 (25.0)
Noncontact   
 No contact 4 (4.3) 0 (0)
 Moved abroad 1 (1.1) 0 (0)
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