Table 3

Unadjusted and adjusted estimates of the association between PCP specialty and CRC screening practices, MCBS 2006-2007 (n = 3,276)

Screening outcomes by PCP specialty

Unadjusted percent (95% CI)

Odds ratios (95% CI)


Unadjusted

Adjusted


Logistic regression models analyses


Given home FOBT kit


Internists

54.4 (51.2-57.8)

1.00 (ref)

1.00 (ref)


Family physicians

47.5 (44.2-50.9)

0.76 (0.65,0.89)

0.82 (0.69,0.96)


Recommendation for colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy


Internists

27.1 (22.6-31.5)

1.00 (ref)

1.00 (ref)


Family physicians

18.0 (14.9-21.2)

0.59 (0.44,0.80)

0.64 (0.47,0.86)


Multinomial models analyses with unscreened as common reference group


Had home FOBT within a year


Internists

14.0 (12-15.9)

1.00 (ref)

1.00 (ref)


Family physicians

9.8 (8.4-11.2)

0.59 (0.47-0.74)

0.65 (0.51-0.81)


Had colonoscopy within 5 years


Internists

46.3 (43.4-49.2)

1.00 (ref)

1.00 (ref)


Family physicians

42.7 (39.7-45.8)

0.77 (0.65-0.92)

0.84 (0.71-1.00)


Logistic regression models analyses


Had CRC screening


Internists

60.2 (57.5-63.0)

1.00 (ref)

1.00 (ref)


Family physicians

52.5 (49.6-55.4)

0.73(0.62,0.86)

0.80 (0.68,0.94)


* Adjusted for age, race, ethnicity, sex, marital status, language of the interview, residence in metropolitan service area, education, annual household income, delayed medical care due to cost, supplemental insurance, work status, history of non-skin cancer and general health status

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

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