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DROP_RS field

containing table
explanation of variable
IF DROP_Y = 1, Reason for DROP
format of data
numeric. see coding table for valid codings.
exists since HICDEP version

Coding Table

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CodeReason for Drop Out
1Patient lost to follow-up / not known to be dead
2Patient has not had visit within required amount of time
3Patient moved away
4Patient moved and is followed by another centre
5Patients decision
6Consent withdrawn
8Institutionalisation (drug treatment, psychological …etc.)

Note: If consent is withdrawn, all patient data except for the patient id and reason for drop out may have to be deleted.