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Patients who take their symptoms less seriously are more likely to have colorectal cancer

Barbara-Ann Adelstein1*, Petra Macaskill2, Robin M Turner2 and Les Irwig2

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1 Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2 Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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BMC Gastroenterology 2012, 12:130  doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-130

Published: 22 September 2012

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Table S1. Distribution of how seriously people take their symptoms by age group, for males and females. Table showing number (and percentage) of males and females in each of the age groups <50, 50-59, 60-69 and >70 years shown by whether they take their symptoms less, the same as or more seriously than others.

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Table S2. Distribution of the severity of symptoms within groups defined by the seriousness with which patients take their symptoms, for males and females separately. Table showing number (and percentage) of males and females, grouped by severity of each of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, much and anaemia, shown by whether they take their symptoms less, the same as or more seriously than others.

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Table S3. Prevalence of cancer within age groups defined by the seriousness with which patients take their symptoms, for males and females separately.Table showing number (and percentage) of males and females with colorectal cancer in each of the age groups <50, 50-59, 60-69 and >70 years shown by whether they take their symptoms less, the same as or more seriously than others.

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