Table 3

Reasons given by non-attendees for missing genetics clinic appointments

Reason given for missing appointmentReason for referral to genetics
Too busy/no time off work8261445
Forgot/scheduling conflict413723
Believed appointment was non-mandatory or unimportant41313
Wanted to wait for lab results31013
Unsure/afraid re risks of amniocentesis41313
Recent miscarriage41300
Morning sickness on day of appointment31013
  • PND = prenatal diagnosis.

  • 3-150 Reasons differed between PND and non-PND patients: χ2(7) = 15.64, p<0.05.