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Table 6 Overview of the number of colonoscopies performed per 100,000 inhabitants in different European countries

From: Anticipating implementation of colorectal cancer screening in The Netherlands: a nation wide survey on endoscopic supply and demand

Country Year of reference Number of colonoscopies per 100,000 inhabitants Remarks
Austria 2009 1,131 Excluding number of in hospital colonoscopies
Estonia 2008 992  
Finland 2010 950 Based on regional data (Helsinki and surrounding areas)
France 2008 1,837  
Germany 2009 3,031 Includes a 10% estimation for people with private insurance. All colonoscopies performed include 19% screening colonoscopies.
Ireland 2009 2,020  
Italy 2004 570 Extrapolation from references [12, 13]
Latvia 2009 723  
Luxembourg 2008 2,889 Concerns colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies
Norway 2006 1,060 More recent data expected shortly
The Netherlands 2009 1,161  
Romania 2009 178  
Poland 2010 1,263 Based on prescriptions for bowel preparation
Sweden 2010 1,100 Based on regional data (Stockholm area)
Turkey +/- 2009 126 Concerns total of lower gastrointestinal endoscopies [14]
  1. For Spain and the United Kingdom, no total data for the number of colonoscopies were available