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Table 1 Primary indications for colonoscopy among 1096 consecutive patients enrolled for evaluation of double FIT sampling

From: Double sampling of a faecal immunochemical test is not superior to single sampling for detection of colorectal neoplasia: a colonoscopy controlled prospective cohort study

Indication Group
Symptomatic/suspect
Indication for colonoscopy N
  Weight loss 11
  Clinical suspicion of diverticulitis 7
  Clinical suspicion of IBD 8
  Abdominal pain 110
  Anaemia 71
  Hematochezia 156
  Altered bowel habits 182
  Clinical or radiological suspicion of CRC 25
  Colonoscopy for polypectomy 21
  Diarrhoea 31
  Constipation 24
  Total 646
Screening & Surveillance Average risk 39
  Familial history of CRC 111
  Lynch syndrome 17
  Polyp surveillance 196
  Post CRC surveillance 45
  Total 408
Other Not specified/others 42
Grand total 1096
  1. FIT = faecal immunochemical test, IBD = inflammatory bowel disease, CRC = colorectal cancer