Table 1

Participant Characteristics (N = 80) Mean (SD) or %
Age in years 56 (± 4.9)
Country of Origin
 Mexico 45
 Central America 21
 South America 29
 Caribbean  5
Sex (Female) 64
Speaks English
 Very well  0
 Well 10
 Not very well 58
 None 33
Years in the US
 <11 38
 11-20 39
 >20 24
Insurance
 Uninsured 66
 Private 23
 Public (Medicare or Medicaid)  8
 Other/unsure  4
Education
 <8 years 41
 8-12 years 35
 13+ years 24
Employed full-time 29
Recruitment Source
 Community 57
 Clinical Registry 43
Household income < $20,000 61
Overall Health
 Excellent/very good/good 44
 Fair/poor 56
Comfort using a computer
 Very/somewhat comfortable 42
 Very/somewhat uncomfortable 17
 Don’t know how to use 41
Awareness of Colorectal Cancer
 Heard of Colon Cancer 88
 Heard of Polyp 35
 Heard of FOBT 43
Decision Control Preferences
 Active 49
 Shared 35
 Passive 16
Doctor ever recommended FOBT
 Yes 18
 No 82

FOBT = fecal occult blood testing.

Reuland et al.

Reuland et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:53   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-53

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