Table 1

Distribution of delay intervals (in days)
Symptom diagnosis interval Symptom treatment interval Symptom-patient first contact with a doctor interval Health services interval Diagnosis to treatment interval
Median (P25-P75) Median (P25-P75) Median (P25-P75) Median (P25-P75) Median (P25-P75)
Colon & rectum 128 (57.5-257.5) 155 (84.0-283.5) 19 (3–83) 66 (25–159) 22 (8–37)
Colon 125 (59.0-258.0) 150 (80.0-280.5) 18 (3–74) 64 (23–164.5) 18 (4–33)
Rectum 121 (53.0-256.0) 153 (79.0-283.0) 20 (3–83.2) 62 (22–156) 22 (8–38)
N(%) N(%) N(%) N(%) N(%)
Colon & Rectum
< 1 month 110 (14.1) 59 (7.9) 483 (61.7) 245 (30.8) 501 (65.8)
1-3 months 190 (24.3) 152 (20.4) 139 (17.8) 235 (29.6) 234 (30.7)
3-6 months 207 (26.5) 215 (28.9) 80 (10.2) 149 (18.7) 16 (2.1)
6 month-1 year 165 (21.1) 184 (24.7) 35 (4.5) 109 (13.7) 9 (1.2)
> 1 year 109 (14.0) 134 (18.0) 46 (5.9) 57 (7.2) 1 (0.1)

Esteva et al.

Esteva et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:87   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-87

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