Table 2

Knowledge and awareness of colorectal cancer screening by primary care physician specialty, MCBS 2006-2007 (n = 3,276)

Interview items

CRC screening knowledge and awareness by Specialty % (95% CI)


General Internist, n = 1,624

Family Physicians, n = 1,652

Wald test p-values


Previously heard of colon cancer

86.6 (84.2-89.0)

86.4 (82.8-90.0)

0.91


Previously heard of colonoscopy*

76.6 (72.3-80.9)

82.1 (78.8-85.4)

0.04


Previously heard of home FOBT kit

50.1 (44.8-55.3)

54.4 (50.4-58.3)

0.15


Returned most recent FOBT kit

94.9 (93.2-96.7)

93.5 (91.5-95.5)

0.27


Knew of Medicare's benefit for screening stratified by prior receipt of colonoscopy*


Previously had colonoscopy

57.9 (54.0-61.8)

54.1 (49.9-58.2)

0.12


Not previously had colonoscopy

34.4 (29.7-39.1)

31.7 (28.1-35.3)

0.34


*Refers to colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy; FOBT Home fecal occult blood test

Higgins et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:23   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-23

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