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Table 1 Demographics of patients and indications for colonoscopy (percent)

From: Gastronet survey on the use of one- or two-person technique for colonoscopy insertion

  One-person technique
(n = 5925)
Two-person technique
(n = 924)
p-value
*Gender    
   Male 2670 (45) 441 (48) 0.15
   Female 3228 (55) 481 (52)  
*Age category    
   < 61 years 2622 (44) 410 (45)  
   61-65 years 911 (15) 154 (17) 0.55
   > 65 years 2367 (40) 357 (39)  
Indications    
   Symptoms 3728 (63) 594 (64)  
   Controls (polyps, CRC, IBD) 1315 (22) 227 (25) 0.02
   Screening (including family predisposition) 480 (8.1) 54 (5.8)  
   Other, unspecified 402 (6.8) 49 (5.3)  
  1. 29 colonoscopies not reported with gender of patient and 28 without age category
  2. CRC = colorectal cancer
  3. IBD = chronic inflammatory bowel disease