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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of patients enrolled in control and intervention treatment groups

From: Does access to a colorectal cancer screening website and/or a nurse-managed telephone help line provided to patients by their family physician increase fecal occult blood test uptake?: results from a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial

  Control group (n = 1,174) Intervention group (n = 1,221)
Gender   
 Male (%) 438 (37.3) 468 (38.3)
 Female (%) 736 (62.7) 753 (61.7)
Age in years (total) 1   
50-54 119/194 (313) 124/209 (333)
55-59 99/164 (263) 123/193 (318)
60-64 109/156 (265) 100/163 (268)
65-69 65/123 (188) 70/100 (172)
≥70 46/89 (135) 51/72 (124)
Socioeconomic Status (SES) 2   
Rural-1 102 (8.7%) 157 (12.9%)
Urban-1 90 (7.7%) 82 (6.7%)
Urban-2 324 (27.6%) 316 (25.9%)
Urban-3 600 (51.1%) 603 (49.4%)
Unknown 58 (4.9%) 63 (5.2%)
Membership in PIN and/or UPCON   
PIN 419 (35.7%) 314 (25.7%)
UPCON 482 (41.1%) 159 (13%)
None 274 (23.3%) 747 (61.2%)
Electronic Medical Records   
No 451 (38.4%) 452 (37.0%)
Yes 724 (61.6%) 768 (63.0%)
  1. 1Males/Females; bracketed values represent totals.
  2. 2Source: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. Based on postal codes. Rural ($22,449 to 148,242); Urban-1 ($14,640 to 42,407); Urban-2 ($42,463 to 68,132); Urban-3 ($68,140 to 406,531). Bracketed values correspond to percentages.