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Table 3 Routes to diagnosis, by sex and age: colorectal cancer, England 2006–2013 [25]

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

Age group Sex Route
Screening TWW GP referral Other outpatient Inpatient elective Emergency presentation DCO Unknown Total cases
Under 50 Female 0.1% 17.2% 29.5% 9.8% 6.2% 31.3% 0.1% 5.9% 6847
Male 0 19.6% 29.1% 9.7% 7.4% 27.3% 0.1% 6.8% 7356
50–59 Female 0.1% 30.3% 29.0% 8.6% 6.0% 20.8% 0.2% 5.1% 11,728
Male 0.0% 31.7% 28.0% 8.4% 6.5% 19.3% 0.1% 5.9% 16,027
60–69 Female 17.7% 26.6% 21.9% 7.6% 4.2% 18.4% 0.1% 3.4% 25,288
Male 21.9% 27.3% 20.6% 7.1% 4.3% 15.5% 0.2% 3.2% 40,734
70–79 Female 4.1% 30.9% 25.9% 8.8% 4.0% 23.5% 0.2% 2.7% 34,430
Male 5.9% 32.1% 25.8% 9.0% 4.3% 20.6% 0.2% 2.2% 48,055
80–84 Female 0.2% 27.6% 25.3% 8.6% 3.5% 31.8% 0.5% 2.5% 18,526
Male 0.5% 30.5% 26.5% 9.1% 3.7% 27.3% 0.3% 2.0% 19,508
85+ Female 0.1% 19.7% 20.9% 6.7% 2.7% 44.8% 1.9% 3.2% 20,516
Male 0.1% 23.6% 23.8% 7.7% 3.0% 38.5% 0.9% 2.4% 14,865
All ages Female 5.1% 26.6% 24.6% 8.2% 4.1% 27.6% 0.5% 3.3% 117,335
Male 8.1% 29.0% 24.6% 8.3% 4.5% 22.1% 0.3% 3.1% 146,545