Table 2

Results of CRC screening–related responses

RESPONSESN (%)*
Preference for personal CRC screening
  • FOBT every 2 y181 (39.6)
  • Colonoscopy every 10 y232 (50.8)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 y2 (0.4)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy with FOBT every 5 y23 (5.0)
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 y1 (0.2)
  • None of the above18 (3.9)
Perceived patient preference for CRC screening
  • FOBT every 2 y288 (64.1)
  • Colonoscopy every 10 y130 (29.0)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 y1 (0.2)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy with FOBT every 5 y17 (3.8)
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 y2 (0.4)
  • None of the above11 (2.4)
Average wait time for colonoscopy in community, mo
  • < 282 (17.9)
  • 2–6231 (50.5)
  • 6–12106 (23.2)
  • 12–1829 (6.3)
  • > 189 (2.0)
Perceived sensitivity of a single standard FOBT kit, %
  • 0–1941 (8.9)
  • 20–39102 (22.2)
  • 40–59153 (33.3)
  • 60–79127 (27.7)
  • 80–10036 (7.8)
Screening modality that will have the greatest effect on the reduction of CRC mortality in Ontario
  • FOBT every 2 y93 (20.9)
  • Colonoscopy every 10 y242 (54.4)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 y5 (1.1)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy with FOBT every 5 y44 (9.9)
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 y2 (0.4)
  • None of the above6 (1.3)
  • Do not know53 (11.9)
Most cost-effective CRC screening modality
  • FOBT every 2 y302 (66.1)
  • Colonoscopy every 10 y62 (13.6)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 y1 (0.2)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy with FOBT every 5 y23 (5.0)
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 y3 (0.7)
  • None of the above3 (0.7)
  • Do not know63 (13.8)
  • CRC—colorectal cancer, FOBT—fecal occult blood testing.

  • * A total of 465 surveys were received. Any deviation from this number in the total responses represents missing data (eg, abstain, unclear responses); percentages do not add to 100% owing to rounding.