Table 1.

Characteristics of Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center patients with a positive FOBT and associations with full colon evaluation within 12 months

Variable*Overall (N = 538)FCEP
Race
    White312143 (45.8%)0.0006
    Black15477 (50%)
    Missing7217 (23.6%)
Gender
    Male528232 (43.9%)0.7
    Female105 (50%)
Married
    Yes340152 (44.7%)0.88
    No19082 (43.1%)
    Unknown82 (25%)
Referral for GI
    Consult<0.0001
        Yes415237 (57.1%)
        No1230 (0%)
    No show/cancel
        Yes1087 (6.5%)<0.0001
        No430230 (53.5%)
Age, mean (SD)67.2 (9.1)67 (9)0.58
  • * Data sources medical record (1995-2003), laboratory database (2000-2001).

  • Percentage of each category that had undergone FCE within 12 months.

  • Ps reflect testing for differences between those with and without a FCE within 12 months.