Table 1.

Characteristics of Ontarians receiving colorectal cancer screening by modality, 2001/2002 and 2013/14

2001/20022013/2014
Percentage up-to-datePercentage up-to-date
Number eligible for screeningOverallFOBT within 30 monthsColonoscopy within 10 yearsNumber eligible for screeningOverallFOBT with 30 monthsColonoscopy with 10 years
All2,852,61920.5810.1412.554,139,30455.7027.6735.10
Sex
 Female1,458,75121.3110.3813.172,109,91158.5329.7336.39
 Male1,393,86819.819.9011.902,029,39352.7525.5333.76
Age
 50–54830,06415.967.649.621,136,95141.9921.3224.09
 55–59661,79519.749.6112.01990,50055.5826.6235.28
 60–64513,83522.3911.2213.55823,36860.7729.3639.72
 65–69445,92024.3112.3014.85691,98065.0732.8042.29
 70–74401,00525.0312.4215.63496,50565.8534.3842.24
Income quintile
 Missing16,39215.766.7210.4624,19538.1418.5223.52
 Q1 (lowest)506,38017.668.2611.12731,19348.7626.6328.09
 Q2560,29519.399.6311.74794,76153.328.4931.59
 Q3571,59220.3810.3612.12814,63555.7628.6034.34
 Q4573,38121.3910.8412.76874,76658.2128.2737.41
 Q5 (highest)624,57923.5711.3814.69899,75461.4426.6342.63
Long-term resident
 Yes2,617,45521.3510.3813.203,897,86456.7327.6236.41
 No235,16411.927.575.34241,44038.9828.4613.82
Rurality (RIO)
 Major urban (0–9)1,948,25120.6610.7612.092,860,54655.3827.5434.96
 Nonmajor urban (10–39)598,79921.209.7213.64867,22457.5228.6836.26
Rural (40+)270,17519.127.1013.60365,53155.3927.1234.44
Adjusted diagnostic groups
 No utilization274,0712.290.521.81428,22511.443.857.97
 1–4 (low comorbidity)969,69112.747.595.821,555,11150.828.0527.46
 5–91,208,53725.0512.6514.951,667,32866.7732.6543.47
 10+ (high comorbidity)400,32038.5715.3528.94488,64072.2830.3654.60
Resource Utilization Band
 0 (no utilization)274,0302.290.521.81427,31811.323.827.87
 187,1378.064.793.58127,09638.9520.4421.29
 2314,42611.687.005.28521,45647.5926.1925.42
 31,554,70621.9511.5612.482,245,05662.7332.1438.64
 4426,24731.1713.5421.72563,18868.4631.1248.06
 5 (high utilization)196,07332.0412.4323.78255,19064.8927.3247.51
Comorbidities:
 Diabetes360,01522.0910.5013.93771,28460.0830.4237.90
 Hypertension1,065,75324.0611.8814.821,701,2986331.4240.37
 CHF76,37124.869.8017.9497,08256.626.138.08
 AMI65,15920.979.5013.66101,07955.0926.5935.3
 Asthma252,20126.4111.6317.80470,92761.7828.0542.36
 COPD301,57824.8610.5217.09506,45059.0927.5639.59
Mental health526,86226.4011.9817.48627,44461.7128.6541.71
 Psychotic31,52822.949.2016.4761,81954.2625.9835.27
 Nonpsychotic480,21526.8412.1617.82554,41262.7528.9542.71
Number of primary care visits:
 0385,5695.921.664.58595,35220.038.2713.14
 1–4624,31314.637.218.401,273,37054.0327.0832.25
 5–9729,85822.1711.6812.551,160,58164.9732.8340.51
 10+1,112,87927.9513.7217.641,110,00167.0533.3644.47
Attachment to primary care physician
 Yes2,491,48222.8311.4213.803,775,78959.8129.8037.65
 No361,1375.051.353.95363,51513.025.588.56