Table 1.

Characteristics of referrals

CharacteristicsSocial Media (n=3999), n (%)Verbal Communication (n=2738), n (%)P ValueTotal (n=6737), n (%)
Sexa<0.001
 Male670 (17)815 (30)1485 (22)
 Female3312 (83)1913 (70)5225 (78)
Age (yr)<0.001
 18–39b2881 (72)1362 (50)4243 (63)
 40–59b1001 (25)1111 (41)2112 (31)
 ≥60b117 (3)265 (10)382 (6)
Race<0.001
 Whiteb3699 (93)2363 (86)6062 (90)
 Blackb180 (5)301 (11)481 (7)
 Asian16 (0.4)18 (0.7)34 (0.5)
 Other/unknown104 (3)56 (2)160 (2)
Relationship<0.001
 Immediate familyb7 (0.2)605 (22)612 (9)
 Friendb487 (12)1334 (49)1821 (27)
 Other relativeb51 (1)527 (19)578 (9)
 Directed altruisticb3179 (80)214 (8)3393 (50)
 Other/unknownb275 (7)58 (2)333 (5)
  • Table entries are n (column %).

  • a n=6710.

  • b Column percentages differ (P<0.05).