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Table 1 Respondents risk allocation in accordance with CRC screening guidelines

From: Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk

Risk category*  
At or slightly above average risk • No personal history of bowel cancer.
  • Either no close relatives with bowel cancer or one first-degree or second-degree relative with bowel cancer diagnosed at age 55 years or older.
Moderately increased risk • One first-degree relative diagnosed before the age of 55 years (without potentially high-risk features listed below), or
  • Two first-degree relatives or one first- and one second-degree relative(s) on the same side of the family (without potentially high-risk features listed below).
Potentially high risk • Three or more first-degree or a combination of first-degree and second-degree relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with bowel cancer (suspected HNPCC**), or
  • Two or more first-degree or second-degree relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with bowel cancer, including the following risk feature: bowel cancer before the age of 50 years or at least one-relative with cancer of the endometrium, ovary, stomach, small bowel, renal pelvis, ureter, biliary tract or brain.
  1. * Risk features potentially placing persons at possible increased risk including: personal history of adenoma, inflammatory bowel disease or suspected familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) were not assessed in the survey. ** HNPCC (Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer) also known as Lynch syndrome.