Table 2.

Return rates of initial and repeat FOBT

Study arm
All patients (n = 461)Enhanced care (n = 101)Education (n = 157)Nurse (n = 203)P-value
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Return of BOTH initial + repeat FOBT210 (46)38 (37.6)52 (33.1)120 (59.1)0.010
Return of initial FOBT; repeat FOBT not returned year 2251 (54)63 (62.4)105 (66.9)83 (40.9)
Screening ratio1.000.991.45
95% CI(0.68–1.46)(0.93–2.26)
P-value0.980.10
Screening ratio1.001.46
95% CI(1.14–1.86)
P-value0.002

NOTE: Screening ratios and P-values control for age (in years), race (African-American vs. Caucasian and Hispanic), and gender.