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Table 1 Study population, time to colonoscopy and adherence to colonoscopy at 1 year-Univariate analysis

From: Barriers to completing colonoscopy after a positive fecal occult blood test

Variable Values N Population distribution (%) Adhered to colonoscopy (12 months, %) p-value for adherence Mean number of days to colonoscopy (SD) p-value for time
Gender Male 24,082 53.2 63.3 0.170 77.7(69.8) 0.026
Female 21,199 46.8 64.0 75.9(67.3)
Age group 50–55 9626 21.3 65.1 0.001> 75.6 (68.2) 0.001>
56–60 9063 20.0 64.1 75.0(66.9)
61–65 10,668 23.6 64.6 76.7(68.7)
66–70 8853 19.6 63.7 77.4(70.0)
71–75 7071 15.6 59.5 80.9(69.5)
SESa 1–5 3540 8.1 54.2 0.001> 83.5(74.0) 0.001>
6–10 17,530 40.0 64.1 77.4(69.2)
11–15 18,307 41.8 65.6 76.7(68.2)
16–20 4459 10.2 66.5 72.3(65.7)
Ethnicity Jewish Orthodox 5946 16.4 61.7 0.001> 76.6(69.4) 0.007
Arab 2112 5.8 44.8 84.0 (79.0)
Jewish Secular 28,271 77.8 63.6 77.0(68.0)
Districtb Central 12,456 23.0 61.4 0.001> 78.3(65.8) 0.069
Southern 17,054 43.5 67.7 77.4 (69.9)
Northern 9881 20.1 60.9 77.4(68.9)
Jerusalem 5126 13.4 60.0 74.1 (68.8)
Year of FIT 2010 6904 15.2 55.8 0.001> 88.9(73.9) 0.001>
2011 8551 18.9 61.8 83.6(72.2)
2012 9185 20.3 63.2 76.5(68.8)
2013 9846 21.7 66.6 74.1(65.1)
2014 10,795 23.8 67.7 68.5(64.7)  
Peripherality Index of locality Highly peripheral 3660 10.2 61.0 0.001> 78.2(75.1) 0.001>
Medium 9259 25.8 65.4 71.8(69.0)
Centralised 23,036 64.1 62.9 78.4(67.8)
  1. aSES −1-5 lowest, 16–20 highest
  2. bDistrict – Managerial district in the HCO