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Table 1 General characteristics of the study groups

From: Higher satisfaction with an alternative collection device for stool sampling in colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical test: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total Conventional container Sampling bottle p-value
n (%) n (%)
Overall 1657 (100.0) 1224 (73.9) 433 (26.1)  
Gender     
  Male 681 (41.1) 518 (42.3) 163 (37.6) 0.089
  Female 976 (58.9) 706 (57.7) 270 (62.4)
Age group, years     
  50–64 1176 (71.0) 860 (70.3) 316 (73.0) 0.284
  65–74 481 (29.0) 364 (29.7) 117 (27.0)
Monthly household income, US$     
   ≤ 1999 525 (31.7) 380 (31.1) 145 (33.5) 0.512
  2000–3999 566 (34.2) 427 (34.9) 139 (32.1)
   ≥ 4000 566 (34.2) 417 (34.1) 149 (34.4)
Education, years     
   ≤ 9 447 (27.0) 314 (25.7) 133 (30.7) 0.030
  10–12 654 (39.5) 479 (39.1) 175 (40.4)
   ≥ 13 556 (33.6) 431 (35.2) 125 (28.9)
Supplemental insurance for cancer     
  No 576 (34.8) 422 (34.5) 154 (35.6) 0.683
  Yes 1081 (65.2) 802 (65.5) 279 (64.4)
Regular medical check-up     
  No 1374 (82.9) 1023 (83.6) 351 (81.1) 0.232
  Yes 283 (17.1) 201 (16.4) 82 (18.9)
Self-rated health status     
  Good 557 (33.6) 431 (35.2) 126 (29.1) 0.056
  Fair 824 (49.7) 598 (48.9) 226 (52.2)
  Bad 276 (16.7) 195 (15.9) 81 (18.7)
History of FIT     
No 403 (24.3) 240 (19.6) 163 (37.6) <.0001
Yes 1254 (75.7) 984 (80.4) 270 (62.4)  
  1. FIT fecal immunochemical test