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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of the recruitment region, contacted age-eligible persons, referrals to the IFAR study center, persons who were ineligible or refused to participate, and the MBS study enrollees.

From: The MOBILIZE Boston Study: Design and methods of a prospective cohort study of novel risk factors for falls in an older population

Characteristics   2000 U.S. Census* People encountered at the door Referred to IFAR Ineligible at door Refused at door Study enrollees (n = 600)§
   percent
Age (years): 65–69 ------- 0.96 1.63 -------- -------- --------
  70–74 32.41 27.99 27.51 28.31 29.09 31.11
  75–79 27.93 27.55 30.47 22.75 24.28 31.45
  80–84 19.60 22.93 23.49 20.95 23.51 23.76
  85+ 20.05 20.57 16.90 27.99 23.12 13.68
Race: White 80.09 76.89 77.95 69.81 79.11 77.83
  Black 11.93 17.71 17.49 18.63 17.64 16.50
  Other 7.88 5.40 4.56 11.56 3.25 5.50
Gender: Male 36.36 35.62 36.50 34.04 34.49 35.83
  Female 63.64 64.38 63.50 65.96 65.51 64.17
  1. * Metropolitan Statistical Area of Boston, US Census 2000.
  2. §Data were available only for the first 600 persons enrolling in the MBS cohort. One person was missing race information.
  3. † Age eligibility was 70 years and older except for spouses of participants, who were eligible if within 6 months of their 65th birthday or older.