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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of factors associated (p < 0.1) with being reluctant to undergo a colonoscopy for colorectal cancer early diagnosis

From: Knowledge and attitudes of primary healthcare patients regarding population-based screening for colorectal cancer

Variables Categories   Reluctant (%) Would support (%) p
Region Balearic Islands   10.0 90.0 0.004
  Barcelona   18.4 81.6  
Job situation Active   11.8 88.2 0.082
  No active   17.2 82.8  
There are many types of cancer True   14.2 85.8 0.028
  False + don't know   28.6 71.4  
Many cancer cases could be avoided by doing more exercise True   10.4 89.6 0.008
  False + don't know   18.1 81.9  
Many cancer cases could be avoided by eating more fruits and vegetables True   12.9 87.1 0.026
  False + don't know   20.1 79.9  
Cancer diagnosis before symptoms can improve chances of survival True   12.4 87.6 0.000
  False + don't know   35.7 64.3  
More than half of cases of colorectal cancer survive 5 years after diagnosis True   10.7 89.3 0.009
  False + don't know   18.5 81.5  
Intestinal polyps must be removed, because they can become cancer True   12.1 87.9 0.017
  False + don't know   19.5 80.5  
Any screening test done for cancer prevention Yes   12.7 87.3 0.067
  No   18.7 81.3  
Colonoscopy done for cancer prevention Yes   3.4 96.6 0.001
  No   16.9 83.1  
CT done for cancer prevention Yes   4.3 95.7 0.032
  No   15.9 84.1  
Which of the following symptoms indicate a colorectal cancer Bloody stools Yes 11.9 88.1 0.001
   No 23.4 76.6  
  Diarrhea-Constipation Yes 10.9 89.1 0.012
   No 18.2 81.8  
  Abdominal pain Yes 10.3 89.7 0.084
   No 16.5 83.5  
  Fatigue Yes 9.4 90.6 0.002
   No 18.4 81.6  
  Paleness Yes 10.1 89.9 0.021
   No 17.3 82.7  
  Difficulty swallowing Yes 7.1 92.9 0.032
   No 16.2 83.8  
  Weight loss Yes 12.0 88.0 0.022
   No 18.8 81.2  
  Burning stomach Yes 7.2 92.8 0.019
   No 16.4 83.6  
  Tenesmus Yes 6.5 93.5 0.001
   No 17.4 82.6  
  Pain during defecation Yes 8.0 92.0 0.000
   No 19.0 81.0  
  I don't know Yes 24.4 75.6 0.002
   No 12.5 87.5  
Would you accept to perform a FOBT for colorectal screening? Yes   9.3 90.7 0.000
  No + I doubt   60.3 39.7