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Table 4 Reasons for withdrawal from randomised trial treatment among 1434 men followed for 3 years

From: Design and intermediate results of the Lower Extremity Arterial Disease Event Reduction (LEADER)* trial of bezafibrate in men with lower extremity arterial disease [ISRCTN41194621]

Reason n * %
New disease 35 2.4
Incompatible medication 92 6.4
Adverse reaction 63 4.4
Other significant condition 43 3.0
Noncompliance 5 0.3
Moved away 13 0.9
Patient decision 193 13.5
Raised creatinine 24 1.7
Other 73 5.1
Total 541 37.7
  1. *Data omitted for men in trial less than 3 years in March 2001.