Table 1

Sample Characteristics (n = 353)

Parameters

Included subjects (n = 285)

Excluded subjects (n = 68)


Group A (n = 146)

Group B (n = 139)

Group A (n = 30)

Group B (n = 38)


Sex

Male

71 (49%)

63 (45%)

16 (53%)

23 (61%)

Female

75 (51%)

76 (55%)

14 (47%)

15 (39%)

Age (average ± SD)

48.6 ± 6.0

48.7 ± 5.4

50.1 ± 5.8

48.2 ± 5.3

Concerns about own health

Concerned a lot

58 (40%)

46 (33%)

10 (33%)

11 (29%)

Concerned a little

50 (34%)

53 (38%)

12 (40%)

19 (50%)

Not concerned at all

38 (26%)

40 (29%)

8 (27%)

8 (21%)

Annual household income

Low (<US$59,999)

35 (24%)

46 (33%)

12 (40%)

14 (37%)

Medium (US$60,000 – 119,999)

76 (52%)

58 (42%)

13 (43%)

17 (45%)

High (>US$120,000)

14 (10%)

11 (8%)

3 (10%)

3 (8%)

No answer given

21 (14%)

24 (17%)

2 (7%)

4 (11%)

Experience of hospital admission

None

52 (36%)

54 (39%)

16 (53%)

10 (26%)

1 admission

43 (29%)

31 (22%)

5 (17%)

9 (24%)

2 admissions

22 (15%)

31 (22%)

6 (20%)

10 (26%)

3 or more admissions

26 (18%)

22 (16%)

3 (10%)

8 (21%)

No answer given

3 (2%)

1 (1%)

0 (0%)

1 (3%)

Experience of FOBT: Yes

83 (57%)

81 (58%)

20 (67%)

23 (61%)

Experience of TCS: Yes

24 (16%)

30 (22%)

8 (27%)

5 (13%)


Katsumura et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:106   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-106

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