Table 2.

Responses about patients with no family history of CRC

SURVEY QUESTIONRESPONDENTS, N (%)*
Routinely recommend screening (N = 344)
  • Yes265 (77.0)
  • No79 (23.0)
Benefit to screening (N = 344)
  • Yes301 (87.5)
  • No43 (12.5)
Estimated percentage of eligible patients in your practice who have been screened (N = 335)
  • < 2573 (21.8)
  • 26–5086 (25.7)
  • 51–7595 (28.4)
  • > 7581 (24.2)
Age to start screening, y (N = 344)
  • 4059 (17.2)
  • 50275 (79.9)
  • 606 (1.7)
  • Other4 (1.2)
Screening method most often used (N = 301)
  • FOBT216 (71.8)
  • Colonoscopy66 (21.9)
  • FOBT and BE9 (3.0)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy1 (0.3)
  • Other9 (3.0)
Screening method most preferred (N = 302)
  • FOBT105 (34.8)
  • Colonoscopy174 (57.6)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy and BE7 (2.3)
  • FOBT and BE6 (2.0)
  • Other10 (3.3)
  • BE—barium enema, CRC—colorectal cancer, FOBT—fecal occult blood testing.

  • * Not all respondents answered all questions.