Table 2

Subject demographics and staging
Females Males
N = 49 N = 32
Age: 51 – 84 years (range) Age: 50 – 77 years (range)
Age: 63.7 years (mean) Age: 65.2 years (mean)
Education: Education:
< High school: 26.5% < High school: 29.5%
Completed high school: 29.3% Completed high school: 27.2%
Completed some college/University: 23.2% Completed some college/university: 24.3%
Completed college/university: 21.0% Completed college/university: 19.0%
Screening1 staging Females Females Females Screening staging Males Males  Males
FOBT Flex Sig Colonoscopy FOBT Flex Sig Colonoscopy
Unaware 8.1% 8.1% 6.1% Unaware 31.2% 34.4% 34.4%
Undecided 58.2% 44.9% 51% Undecided 34.4% 31.2% 28.1%
Decided to do 34.7% 47% 42.9% Decided to do 34.4% 34.4% 37.5%
Five interview domains
Screening experience at time of interview Key barriers to CRCS adherence Key factors predicting CRCS adherence Experience of pain & anxiety related to CRCS Experience of gender differences in CRCS

1 As no participants demonstrated Stage 3 (aware but decided against), the remaining stages were clustered, for reporting purposes, into unaware (Stage 1), undecided (Stage 2 and Stage 4) and decided to do (Stage 5).

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Ritvo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:500   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-500

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