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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Development and evaluation of a risk assessment tool to improve clinical triage accuracy for colonoscopic investigations

Demographic/Clinical history n (%)
Age in years, n = 467
  < 50 151 (32.3%)
Gender, n = 467
 Male 214 (45.1%)
Body Mass Index, BMI 27.8 ± 6.2
Diabetes, n = 451 56 (12.4%)
History of colorectal cancer, n = 418a 177 (42.3%)
Smoking status, n = 461
 Never 221 (47.9%)
 Current 90 (19.5%)
 Ex-smoker 150 (32.5%)
Alcohol history, n = 446
 Non-drinker 59 (13.2%)
 Current drinker 319 (71.5%)
 Ex-drinker 68 (15.2%)
General Practitioner consultation
 GP-requested blood test prior to colonoscopy, n = 451 276 (59.1%)
 GP-requested stool tests (iFOB or FIT) prior to colonoscopy, n = 451 90 (19.3%)
 Any GP-requested scan/radiology, n = 451 55 (12.2%)
Number of bowel symptom-related GP visits 6 months prior to referral date, n = 445
 0 190 (42.7%)
 1 166 (37.3%)
 2 54 (12.1%)
  > 2 35 (7.9%)
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