Table 1.

PPV of FOBT for cancer, by age group, Ontario, 2011

Age group (y)Number of cancers diagnosedaNumber of persons with a positive FOBTbPPV (%; 95% CI)
50–7467115,5564.3 (4.0–4.6)
50–54844,1092.0 (1.6–2.5)
55–591133,2203.5 (2.9–4.2)
60–641353,2144.2 (3.5–5.0)
65–691712,7566.2 (5.3–7.2)
70–741682,2577.4 (6.4–8.6)
  • aNumber of persons who completed a CCC Program FOBT kit who had a positive FOBT who subsequently underwent large bowel endoscopy or surgery within the subsequent 183 days and who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

  • bNumber of persons who completed a CCC Program FOBT kit who had a positive FOBT who subsequently underwent large bowel endoscopy or surgery within the subsequent 183 days.