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Table 1 Population characteristics and proportion of widowers in the first telephone survey identifying obstacles to participation in an upcoming questionnaire survey on bereavement.

From: Identifying obstacles to participation in a questionnaire survey on widowers' grief

   Age group of participants (widowers) Years of grief following loss of spouse
  All 30-49 50-59 60-69 70-75 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Number of widowers in the original study base n = 346 n = 31 n = 76 n = 119 n = 120 n = 113 n = 117 n = 116
Unreachable by phone/could not be located - % (n/N) 14%
(50/346)
23%
(7/31)
21%
(17/76)
18%
(21/119)
5%
(6/120)
19%
(22/113)
10%
(12/117)
14%
(16/116)
Total number who could be reached- % (n) n = 296
86%
n = 24
77%
n = 60
79%
n = 98
82%
n = 114
95%
n = 91
81%
n = 105
90%
n = 100
86%
Proportion of widowers identifying obstacles to participation - % (n/N) 55%
(163/296)
33%
(8/24)
48%
(29/60)
57%
(56/98)
61%
(70/114)
55%
(50/91)
53%
(56/105)
57%
(57/100)