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Table 5 Fecal occult blood test completion by treatment, gender, and age category

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

  Fecal occult blood test status1,2,3
  Control group4 Intervention group5 TOTAL
  Male Female Male Female
Age group No Yes (%) No Yes (%) No Yes (%) No Yes (%) No Yes (%)
50 to 54 69 50 (42.0) 107 87 (44.9) 45 79 (63.7) 95 114 (54.6) 316 330 (51.1)
55 to 59 43 56 (56.6) 76 88 (53.7) 44 79 (64.2) 64 129 (66.8) 227 352 (60.8)
60 to 64 49 60 (55.1) 57 99 (63.5) 27 73 (73.0) 51 112 (68.7) 184 344 (65.2)
65 to 70 20 45 (69.2) 39 84 (68.3) 14 56 (80.0) 33 67 (67.0) 106 252 (70.4)
70+ 14 32 (69.6) 27 62 (69.7) 18 33 (64.7) 13 59 (81.9) 72 186 (72.1)
TOTAL 195 243 (55.5) 306 420 (57.9) 148 320 (68.4) 256 481 (65.3) 905 1464 (61.8)
  1. 1Significant effect of treatment (p < 0.0001) and age (p < 0.0001); no gender or socioeconomic status effects (data not shown).
  2. 2Values represent number of patients with incomplete FOBT (No) and complete FOBT (Yes) status for males and females in the control and intervention treatment groups.
  3. 3Bracketed values represent the percentage of patients with complete FOBT status.
  4. 4Number of missing values due to unknown age or gender was 4 males and 5 females for control group.
  5. 5Number of missing values due to unknown age or gender was 6 males and 5 females for the intervention group.