Table 1

Primary indications for colonoscopy among 1096 consecutive patients enrolled for evaluation of double FIT sampling

Indication Group

Symptomatic/suspect

Indication for colonoscopy

N


Weight loss

11

Clinical suspicion of diverticulitis

7

Clinical suspicion of IBD

8


Abdominal pain

110


Anaemia

71

Hematochezia

156

Altered bowel habits

182

Clinical or radiological suspicion of CRC

25

Colonoscopy for polypectomy

21

Diarrhoea

31

Constipation

24

Total

646

Screening & Surveillance

Average risk

39

Familial history of CRC

111

Lynch syndrome

17

Polyp surveillance

196

Post CRC surveillance

45

Total

408

Other

Not specified/others

42

Grand total

1096


FIT = faecal immunochemical test, IBD = inflammatory bowel disease, CRC = colorectal cancer

Oort et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:434   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-434

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