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Table 2 Screening uptake and positivity rates, England, financial year 2014/15 [24]

From: A review of sex-related differences in colorectal cancer incidence, screening uptake, routes to diagnosis, cancer stage and survival in the UK

  Age Number invited Uptake Positivity rate
Female 60–64 893,199 58.1% 1.4%
  65–69 687,690 64.3% 1.4%
  70–74 524,607 61.1% 1.7%
  Total 60–74 2,105,496 60.9% 1.5%
Male 60–64 885,340 49.8% 2.1%
  65–69 649,180 60.1% 2.1%
  70–74 477,750 59.8% 2.4%
  Total 60–74 2,012,270 55.5% 2.2%
  1. Uptake: proportion of invitees who were adequately screened (reaching a definitive gFOBt outcome of either ‘Normal’ or ‘Abnormal’/‘Positive’) within 6 months of invitation
  2. Positivity rate: proportion of those adequately screened who had an abnormal/positive screening test result