Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of patients with different screening histories

OverallIntervalScreen-detectedNot offered screening
(N = 296)(n = 99)(n = 106)(n = 91)P
Age when completed study (y)a, mean (SD)69.0 (5.8)68.5 (5.9)69.8 (5.7)68.4 (5.7)0.17
Mena146 (49)44 (44)56 (53)46 (51)0.47
SIMD (fifths)b0.29
 1 (most deprived)22 (8)9 (9)7 (7)6 (7)
 250 (17)14 (15)17 (16)19 (21)
 371 (24)21 (22)28 (26)22 (24)
 479 (27)35 (36)24 (23)20 (22)
 5 (least deprived)71 (24)17 (18)30 (28)24 (26)
Employment statusb0.25
 Working (full-time, part-time, self-employed)54 (18)25 (26)16 (15)13 (14)
 Retired220 (75)66 (67)82 (78)72 (80)
 Other (home maker, students, unemployed, too ill to work/disabled)19 (7)7 (7)7 (7)5 (6)
Ethnic groupb
 White291 (99)98 (99)103 (98)90 (100)
 Non-white3 (1)1 (1)2 (2)0 (0)

NOTE: Values are numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise.

  • aNo missing data.

  • bMissing data <5%; where there are missing data, the percentage is the valid percentage.