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Table 4 Reasons provided by farmers for non-participation in study

From: Development and validation of a protocol to identify and recruit participants into a large scale study on liver fluke in cattle

Reason for non-participation Recruitment Stage Total farms (%)
  Initial phone call Follow-up phone call  
Cattle do not go out 13 2 15 (8)
No cattle/not farming 16 0 16 (8.5)
Not interested or did not want to take part 27 39 66 (35.1)
Too busy/no time 11 29 40 (21.3)
Cattle treated with fasciolicides within the last 90 days 8 8 16 (8.5)
Not enough cattle (< 50) 12 4 16 (8.5)
Retired/ill health/death 11 5 16 (8.5)
Otherwise unsuitable 2 1 3 (1.6)
Totals 100 88 188