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Table 5 Causes for not undergoing follow-up screening colonoscopy

From: Colorectal Cancer screening in ambulatory healthcare service clinics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2015–2016

Causes for not undergoing follow-up screening colonoscopy Frequency Percentage
Individual did not collect the result 119 12%
Individual was examined by the physician but the result was not collected 14 1.40%
Individual was referred to a gastroenterologist but did not visit the gastroenterologist 360 36.30%
Counselled by a gastroenterologist 104 10.50%
Refused colonoscopy 112 11.30%
Individual scheduled for colonoscopy, but did not undergo the procedure 92 9.30%
Individual followed-up by a gastroenterologist for a known gastrointestinal disease 51 5.10%
Others 136 13.70%
Known case of colorectal cancer 5 0.50%