Skip to main content

Table 3 Rate of up-to-date fecal occult blood test and endoscopy

From: Increasing uptake of colorectal cancer screening in Korea: a population-based study

  FOBT within the previous year Endoscopya within the previous 10 years
    2008 vs 2005    2008 vs 2005
  2005 % 2008 % Relative Difference %b Absolute Difference percentage points P valuec 2005 % 2008 % Relative Difference %b Absolute Difference percentage points P valuec
Gender           
   Male 8.7 21.0 141.4 12.3 <0.001 18.2 19.3 6.0 1.1 0.756
   Female 5.9 21.6 266.1 15.7 <0.001 17.8 21.6 21.3 3.8 0.156
Age (years)           
   50-59 6.4 19.4 203.1 13.0 <0.001 17.1 21.3 24.6 4.2 0.132
   60-69 7.7 22.5 192.2 14.8 <0.001 19.9 21.5 8.0 1.6 0.675
   70-79 8.4 24.0 185.7 15.6 <0.001 16.9 16.6 -1.8 -0.3 0.938
Education (level)           
   Did not complete high school 6.9 22.4 224.6 15.5 <0.001 17.7 19.6 10.7 1.9 0.449
   High school graduate or above 7.7 19.7 155.8 12.0 <0.001 18.4 21.7 17.9 3.3 0.308
Monthly household income (US$)           
   Less than 1,500 4.2 25.7 511.9 21.5 <0.001 15.8 17.0 7.6 1.2 0.841
   1,500-3,000 8.5 19.2 125.9 10.7 <0.001 17.1 18.9 10.5 1.8 0.516
   3,000 or more 7.5 21.8 190.7 14.3 <0.001 22.9 26.0 13.5 3.1 0.521
Self-reported health status           
   Fair/poor 5.1 13.1 156.9 8.0 0.0184 17.1 17.9 4.7 0.8 0.987
   Good 6.0 21.5 258.3 15.5 <0.001 18.2 24.4 34.1 6.2 0.104
   Excellent/very good 8.5 23.0 170.6 14.5 <0.001 18.1 19.1 5.5 1.0 0.719
Smoking status           
   Current smoker 6.6 20.7 213.6 14.1 <0.001 15.2 19.3 27.0 4.1 0.346
   Former smoker 6.7 22.1 229.9 15.4 <0.001 22.8 19.3 -15.4 -3.5 0.575
   Never smoked 7.5 21.3 184.0 13.8 <0.001 17.9 21.1 17.9 3.2 0.183
  1. a Flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
  2. b The percentage changes ([relative risk - 1] × 100) in the rates between 2005 and 2008.
  3. c All P values are two-sided and were calculated for exact comparisons of the rates between 2005 and 2008.