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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria in the BCSN trial and CRCbiome study

From: The CRCbiome study: a large prospective cohort study examining the role of lifestyle and the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer screening participants

Inclusion criteria
BCSN Aged 50–74 years old in 2012
  Resident in selected municipalities in South-East Norway (Østfold, parts of Akershus and parts of Buskerud)
CRCbiome FIT positive test (i.e. hemoglobin > 15 mcg/g feces) and invited to a follow-up colonoscopy
Exclusion criteria
BCSNa Death
  Moving out of the area
  Reaching the upper age limit
  Diagnosed with CRC
CRCbiome Not attending screening colonoscopy
  Low DNA concentration
  Low sequencing yield (< 2 gigabases)
  1. aExclusion criteria apply for individuals who died, moved out of the area, reached the upper age limit, or were diagnosed with CRC before they were due for invitation