Table 4

Prevalence of cancer within groups defined by the seriousness with which patients take their symptoms, for males and females separately
Males Females
Less Same More Less Same More
Cancer % Total Cancer % Total Cancer % Total Cancer % Total Cancer % Total Cancer % Total
Abdominal Pain
Occurring weekly and present <12 months 11 9.2 120 19 6.0 315 5 3.3 152 8 4.4 180 13 2.7 477 0 0.0 205
Everything else 17 3.6 476 27 1.7 1568 8 0.9 915 13 2.3 562 24 1.4 1755 12 1.3 909
Bleeding
Occurring weekly and present <12 months 7 10.6 66 16 10.5 152 4 4.6 87 3 4.3 69 8 4.5 177 2 2.2 90
Occurring monthly/ occasionally and present <12 months 6 8.0 75 4 1.5 261 5 3.3 151 7 6.1 115 5 1.4 366 2 1.1 176
Everything else 15 3.3 455 26 1.8 1470 4 0.5 829 11 2.0 558 24 1.4 1689 8 0.9 848
Mucus
Occurring weekly and present <12 months 3 13.6 22 4 8.2 49 3 10.0 30 3 7.1 42 4 3.6 110 1 2.0 51
Everything else 25 4.4 574 42 2.3 1834 10 1.0 1037 18 2.6 700 33 1.6 2122 11 1.0 1063
Anaemia
Present 4 7.4 54 4 7.4 54 3 3.8 79 6 5.3 113 13 4.7 275 2 1.6 125
Absent 24 4.4 542 35 2.0 1754 10 1.0 988 15 2.4 629 24 1.2 1957 10 1.0 989
Total 28 4.7 596 46 2.4 1883 13 1.2 1067 21 2.8 742 37 1.7 2232 12 1.1 1114

Adelstein et al.

Adelstein et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:130   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-130

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